Things are the way they are, because we are the way we are; the life we’ve made acts upon us, but how we act in return — in each and every moment — serves, in the same way, to change […]
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 initial stages in the work of giving up your suffering lead you through a new kind of suffering that begins with struggling to give yourself up, and ends with the glad discovery there was never any such sad self […]
The one who looks to me for strength, Is not without my own, The one who calls on me for peace, Finds quietude is sown, The one who reaches for my hand, Will never walk alone, The one who comes […]
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 […]
Dwelling on any painful moment is like channel surfing through a thousand possible TV shows, selecting the one that troubles you the most, and then blaming your TV set for the pain you’re feeling.
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!
It is never the unwanted condition itself that has us stuck, but that we are unknowingly hung up in habitual thoughts and feelings about our situation.
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 […]
Without your relaxed awareness of some thought or feeling as it courses through your psychic system, you don’t have the choice whether or not to be that thought or feeling.