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Before we can ever learn to love one another as we would hope to do, we must first be willing to see that for too long we have loved only ourselves . . . and that even this has been […]

The false self, ever-pursuing or struggling to protect the dream of its imagined sense of importance, doesn’t care who or what it picks a fight with; all that matters to this divided self is that it finds someone or something […]

Many times the very thing we want from those we are with—for example, respect, patience, or a just little tenderness—is the very thing that we ourselves either lack at the moment or otherwise somehow are withholding from them. The “catch” […]

Judging yourself, or others… seems to prove the presence of an innocent “you” — someone superior to the inferior character now being condemned. But reproving yourself, or others… is actually the avoidance of seeing yourself as you are in that […]

There is one essential ingredient missing in most of our relationships — one that is definitely required if we wish to continue in our own development and help others to do the same. What is this powerful catalyst that only […]

It isn’t hard, at times, to love others for what they are. Such relationships are on easy terms, and we receive what we give in a fair measure. But to love another for what they may yet be — to […]

Whenever two people put the love of Truth, of the Almighty, before themselves, their love will flourish in ways impossible for those who have only themselves to either embrace or blame. To help clarify this liberating fact, try to see […]

We have all been hurt, left with a heart wounded by others who seem to go on just fine without us. In moments of such loss, our emptiness doesn’t stay empty for long; we are soon filled with anger, guilt, […]

Our resistance to any evil or otherwise corrupt character – regardless of circumstance – proves the presence of an unseen similarity; there can be no recognition of any exterior degraded nature that isn’t born of our interior resonation with it. […]

Deep spiritual work reveals the truth that hellish things on earth manifest as they do because their dark cause dwells hidden somewhere in us. We are about to look into this interior abyss and shine into its unseen corners a […]