There never seems enough time to make full reparations for the wrong we do to another in a moment of careless speech, so wouldn’t it be wise to take time — before we speak — to ensure that whatever we’re about to say holds no harm in it?
We can either spend our lives fearful of any unwanted event that comes along to challenge our sense of self — or we can use that same situation to help set ourselves free. Presently we see whatever troubles us through the eyes of a false nature that believes protecting itself from what it fears is the same as being fearless. The only way this idea makes sense is if we think that avoiding a problem means we’ve overcome it. What other way is there of dealing with what frightens us if all forms of resistance are futile? Here’s the one true solution: it is possible for us to know so much about the nature of fear that, one day, it simply runs out of ways to make us believe in its shaking.
(Audio) How to Ask For and Receive Divine Consolation Eventually you must see that any action your mind gives you to console you about anything is stealing from you the possibility of being a reflection of the Divine. Stand unconsoled so the true consolation may make itself known to you.
What is Required for God to Help You? Asking God to help you -- without first doing the interior work of seeing and admitting the truth of yourself to yourself -- is like sending someone else to church or temple for you to pray for your transfiguration.
What is Gained by Putting Yourself First? If putting yourself first had any real power to grant you true liberty – a way to make you content, then – for all you've given to yourself – shouldn't you be happy and free by now?
The Real Meaning of Repentance John the Baptist, a man dedicated to preparing the way for the Messiah promised in the Old Testament, taught that any person who wanted to experience Real Life should, “Repent, repent.” This was followed by his admonition that “the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
In the ancient Aramaic,