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Sometimes we can feel discouraged because our past efforts have never prevailed over what challenges us, so why try now? Or perhaps we are disheartened because one of our main hopes for happiness suddenly proves itself to be hopeless. Maybe […]

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.

Until the peace and pleasure found within yourself is equal to or greater than any consolation found outside of yourself, then your power to be patient, loving, and profitable in every moment is, at best, conditional. Nothing better serves to […]

Question: I am struggling to get over a relationship that just felt so good in so many ways. She left me because she had a feeling in her gut that it was not right. I find myself constantly thinking about her and […]

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.          

Any thought or feeling that wants you to identify with something in yourself is dragging you down. You’ve just never known that, because it feels like it’s picking you up when you identify with something. Your work begins by becoming […]

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.

Any lingering sense of sadness that permeates one’s life cannot be separated from the “smallness” of that person’s life. Work to connect yourself to the “allness” of life — instead of identifying with the smallness of it — and you’ll […]

Our sense of self — the way we experience ourselves — is very much connected to the widely varying states of emotional energies that come into us and that seem to shape the nature of our individuality. But the fact […]

Question: Mother Theresa once said, “The more you have, the less you have to give.” Would it be good for us to be poor? Why do physical possessions seem to have this corruptive nature that is so antithetical to the […]