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If you would like to begin in earnest the good work of letting go of dark, self-punishing states, start here:  Never give to another person a slice of any mental or emotional state of yours that you have not taken […]

In our spiritual sleep… we live with imagined rights that, when denied, produce imagined trespassers. The internal consideration of these now in debt to us grants us imagined powers of pride along with its prejudice. These false forces permit and […]

Your original Self doesn’t come loaded with worry, regret, fear, resentment, or, for that matter, any other self-limiting states that can grow where darkness gathers. Self-limiting thoughts or feelings have power over us only when we are tricked into believing […]

When we’re around other people, and start to have a negative reaction toward them, we can begin to know better than to blame another for the negative states revealed in us. For instance, if an angry person comes to us, […]

Question: How do we feel or acknowledge a negative state without giving ourselves over to it? When it is present, how can we not be affected by it? Answer: There’s an old Chinese saying, “The birds of sadness may fly […]

This time of year, all kinds of animals in nature are on the move, the leaves are swirling around, winter is bearing down upon us, and it’s hard to miss the fact that everything is changing… everything that is except […]

Feeling dissatisfied over what life presents in any given moment is like standing before the whole ocean and getting negative because part of you believes there’s only one place to enter its waters where it’s possible to enjoy yourself. *** […]

The weight of any kind of fear, weariness, or worry is the negative by-product of your own past as it inserts, and then asserts itself upon the light of peace that is the present moment. *** To allow God’s will […]

The clearer it becomes that it’s impossible to “get ahead” of yourself — physically, psychologically, spiritually — the more at peace you are with whatever comes your way — because you’re starting to realize now that who you are in […]

We secretly need those we disdain to be who and what they are — so that in our judgment of them we can “thank our lucky stars” that we’re “not like that”; but seen properly, this gratitude is base and […]