Look closely at any moment of your mental or emotional suffering and you will see that the lesson in it is invariably connected to a certain willfulness of yours expressed as insistence or resistance.
KEY LESSON: Going into painful confusion over the appearance of any problem is really the avoidance of realizing some temporary limitation in one’s understanding of oneself… and nothing else. A New Understanding About Confusing Feelings Question: Why do so many […]
More times a day than we want to acknowledge, we feel powerless. In such moments, for whatever reason, we see our situation as being without a solution. Confusion starts coloring our considerations. Frustration grows and surrounds us, and we find […]
What we must learn to see — whenever we start racing around to resolve some problem that we can’t stop thinking about — is that the faster our mind wants us to run after the freedom it imagines eludes it, […]
The only reason we ever feel stuck between any proverbial rock and a hard place, unable to see our way out, is that we’ve forgotten this simple spiritual truth: there is always another direction waiting to reveal itself to us […]
Confusion is a kind of psychic traffic jam in the mind, often manifesting itself at the onset of some challenging moment. And while we usually blame this interior tangle on conditions outside of us, the facts—once revealed—tell another story. Confusion […]
Whenever we find ourselves confused, depressed, angry with someone, or upset with ourselves for whatever reasons, we must come wide awake and realize — through our inner awareness — that we suffer as we do because we are ruled in […]
Question: Recently I have been seeing some things about myself that are both startling and surprising. For instance, how silly it seems (now) to think that I could possibly know what is greater than myself without that same greatness inviting […]
Question: I know I have a confused and divided mind, so how can I get it into self-wholeness? Answer: Just as an electric fan cannot sort papers on a desk, giving them order, neither can the whirling mind produce Peace. […]
The music of the mind — its harmony, or not, is expressed by the order of its thoughts through which it is instrumented. Confusion is dissonance; clarity is flow.