There are times when the greatest act of kindness we can express towards another human being is to swallow our own sadness, or to refuse to make that sarcastic or impatient remark. Acts of kindness such as these cost us ourselves, and when we agree to pay this price it is a better, brighter world that we buy back.
Before you can step out of the rush and into your own life, you must first see that while anxious, hurried feelings often lend a temporary sense of self-importance, these same racing emotions actually rob you of the power you need to be self-commanding.
Beginning this very moment, intentionally separate yourself from any rushing inner condition by voluntarily stepping out of it. How can this be done? Purposefully slow yourself down by acting to consciously reduce your usual speed. Here are several suggested ways to guarantee a good start.
Freedom from fear has nothing to do with acquiring powers or possessions, so as to change or otherwise control those moments that seem to darken our life; real fearlessness is in our divine right to take whatever is unwanted… and to surrender it to that indwelling Celestial Character that loves whatever is brought into its light. This love casts out fear; this love has no regret; this love is free and gives itself freely to any and all that ask; seek it before all else, and find the heart of fearless living.
Be True to Your Wish to Be New There come times in our lives when our wish to be new, coupled with our interior work to realize this wish, produces certain "effects" that can be most trying; in fact, times such as these are a kind of trial. What happens is that the spiritual changes occurring within us -- and their new values --
The Beginning of Real Self-Change The only thing "fixed" in us are those parts of our presently unenlightened nature that convince us to resist life's natural changes. As this fear-filled, downward-trending nature tricks us into accepting its conclusions, they become the same as our captivity. We unconsciously accept the limited and
(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.