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 […]
The sooner you stop agreeing to entertain “poor me” thoughts and feelings, the sooner you’ll see the following: being unhappy is for people who believe the only way to climb out of a mud hole is by digging deeper into […]
Being able to release one’s resistance to any unwanted moments does more than help to change the tide of events; it proves that there’s always a safe harbor available… if we’ll just remember to “swim” for it!
Allowing your mind to dwell on any unwanted moment — anticipating that the more thought you give to finding a solution to that pain — the sooner you’ll be set free from it — is like hoping to escape a prison cell by […]
One way to prevent yourself from going through a considerable amount of useless pain is to see the truth of the following, and then to act upon your discovery accordingly: judging others doesn’t change how much they disturb you; it […]
Loneliness stalks the heart that stands outside the present moment, looking back upon itself and feeling the pain of being without a love. If only this same heart, unknowingly divided, could see that this painful loneliness is produced by its […]
Any mental or emotional crisis in our life is evidence of an “account past due.” Understood properly, such pain reveals where we are holding on to parts of ourselves that cost us more to maintain than they are worth.
Many times, darkness is the medium, sorrow the seed, and the subsequent humility conceived in these trials is the divine garden in which our soul flowers.
Praying to change the world around us is pointless until we realize that the world around us is the way it is… because we are the way we are; only in the realization of this truth — and the sacrifices […]
Violence is how ignorance answers the conflict and pain that is born out of what it causes without understanding this fact.