Any achievement that doesn’t serve to liberate us from the level of self that measures itself by its successes is only a part of a prison yet to be realized.
There is no greater, more reliable teacher of true self-knowledge than intentional patience and, when married to a willingness to observe oneself through the stillness and sacrifice that such patience demands, there exists no swifter, more sure path to self-realization.
Spiritually speaking, all relationships serve one purpose: self-knowledge. Self-knowledge serves one purpose: awakening to the truth of oneself. Awakening to the truth of oneself serves one purpose: dying to oneself. Dying to oneself serves one purpose: rebirth. And rebirth is […]
Seen through the eyes of higher self-knowledge, our weaknesses, whatever their nature, are (each) the secret seed of a new strength unlike anything imagined in our unending dream of overcoming what now defeats us.