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Every destructive act ever committed against oneself or another — every self-wrecking habit, every dark decision that ever caused the earth or her creatures to suffer — began with a single false thought mistaken as being true.

Awakening to Real Life occurs in direct proportion to waking up from our own sleeping nature — a fact which brings us face to face with some of life’s oldest and greatest spiritual mysteries. The myth of the phoenix, the […]

When you know in your heart that you must keep going but your feet just aren’t getting the message, self-understanding can open and carry you through doors that self-insistence cannot. The key to leaving behind our self-created and self-limited world […]

Don’t put yourself into what you observe about the behavior of others. Stay with yourself. It doesn’t matter what anyone anywhere is doing or saying relative to your potential for inner development. The expression “The buck stops here” is valuable […]

Occasionally comes a question from someone who has made enough interior progress to feel the disconcerting contrast between the gravity of this world, and the pull of the worlds above, and within. The concern is wanting to honor the Higher […]

Persistent painful problems in life are born out of one essential weakness: our inability to direct and keep our attention on what we choose to be in relationship with in the moment.

Real freedom is found not through obtaining powers or possessions but in understanding the “wanting” nature within us that feels a captive of anything that interferes with its desires.

Truth can only lift us as high as we are willing to let go of those parts of us that want to drag us down.          

When you start to feel the weight of thoughts and feelings pulling on you, you must work to come awake to their presence so that you aren’t drawn down into their world.

Our lives are the experience (or the reflection) of whatever presence we may share… and this holds true for all of our moments. We are primarily, first and foremost, creatures of consciousness. What does this mean? Our real — but […]