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All day long we ride a memory-go-round to give ourselves a sense of self. We think we’re riding a new thought, but actually the mind just spins ‘round and ‘round, while nothing changes.

When you realize, at last, that there is no place in life toward which you are racing that is not already disappearing, and that there is no place where you willingly remain that isn’t always beginning anew within itself, then […]

Question: Most of us have made drastic changes trying to make a fresh start in life, and yet no matter what we do, we always end up feeling the same way. The outer conditions may be different, but inside we’re […]

Starting over is not the continuity of anything. It is — at its inception — an untamed impulse: a blast of will that undoes whatever it touches even as it assumes its next fleeting expression.

We all tell ourselves that we want a new life; we spend hours dreaming of the day when we are freed from self-limitations or otherwise self-compromising behaviors. In our minds we see ourselves walking away from destructive relationships with others, […]

It’s so obvious that billions miss it: to go anywhere in this world of ours requires that we start out right from where we are. So it holds equally true that only by working with what we are in the […]

The secret fragrance of the present moment is the understanding that Real Life is forever flowering.

Starting life over begins with bringing a conscious end to all lingering relationships you may have with old thoughts and feelings that want you to keep seeing your life through their eyes.

If we try to make a new beginning, motivated by an attempt to no longer be where (or what) we once were, we do start out, but not from what is new. On the contrary, we begin our search, and […]

In our inner work to awaken and realize ourselves, we must begin where we begin, and put away any other concerns about where that beginning is. It’s enough just to make a start, wherever that may be. What difference does […]