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Patience can be a great virtue, while learning to push ahead often proves invaluable to those who prevail; but only a marriage of these two spirits can grant us true success, because in their union we are empowered with a […]

No struggle of ours is ever with any one moment in and of itself, but our battles take place within the swirling content of what we have named as being the nature of that same moment. What do we ever […]

Anger or resentment toward someone who has left us does not prove we love and they don’t. It proves we don’t understand the true nature of love, or we wouldn’t be ripping ourselves apart because someone tore from us something […]

Part I: We cannot control the way the world turns. We cannot change day into night. We cannot keep what is not ours, and we cannot hide these facts from ourselves no matter how hard we try. But what we […]

Whenever we hate or resent someone it is we who become hateful or full of resentment, which proves that we cannot give our lives over to any spirit of darkness without that same sick spirit transforming our lives into its […]

The strength of your negative reaction over what someone else may have done to hurt you does not prove his wrongness, but speaks only to your weakness for allowing yourself to be carried off by self-destructive thoughts and feelings.

Starting over is not the continuity of anything. It is — at its inception — an untamed impulse: a blast of will that undoes whatever it touches even as it assumes its next fleeting expression.

We all tell ourselves that we want a new life; we spend hours dreaming of the day when we are freed from self-limitations or otherwise self-compromising behaviors. In our minds we see ourselves walking away from destructive relationships with others, […]

It’s so obvious that billions miss it: to go anywhere in this world of ours requires that we start out right from where we are. So it holds equally true that only by working with what we are in the […]

The secret fragrance of the present moment is the understanding that Real Life is forever flowering.