Whoever doesn’t know himself unwillingly suffers for the sake of ignorance. Whoever works to know himself agrees to suffer for the sake of wisdom. Whoever becomes wise slays the suffering born of ignorance. And whoever transcends the suffering born of […]
We can’t change others—or the purpose of any given moment as it unfolds—but we can work to place one less demand upon both. Only in this action can we hope to find the freedom for which we seek, because the […]
Most people would rather complain about some painful life pattern than dare to meet the level of their own consciousness responsible for its repeated appearance… and therein do the work needed to change it once and for all. www.YourImmortalSelf.com
Real compassion is the flower of a higher order of reality that only blossoms in those moments when the one who sits in judgment of another actually sees that he carries in himself the very nature he condemns.
Awakening to realize that whatever you judge in another is only what you’ve yet to see in yourself is the beginning of true humility; it is the first step toward a new and higher order of compassion.
What we must learn to see — whenever we start racing around to resolve some problem that we can’t stop thinking about — is that the faster our mind wants us to run after the freedom it imagines eludes it, […]
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.
The power in the presence of God is immeasurable, because nothing exists apart from it…
Spending our time in quiet contemplation of the Truth, or simply practicing being still so as to discern the Divine within ourselves, is the same as finding answers to problems before they appear.
Patience… is everything: With it, Life eventually reveals the secret of its (invisible) celestial perfection; but, without patience, we struggle with the perceived imperfection of a world that refuses to march to the drum of our self-induced painful demands.