Part I: True gratitude is the only water that can douse the flames of desire. Part II: One’s pleasures do not necessarily hold feelings of gratitude, but being grateful is always a pleasure.
Any pleasure that a person takes from this life that does not simultaneously include a conscious sense of gratitude for that pleasure being received is always an incomplete pleasure. Incomplete pleasures and insatiable desires are the opposing yet complementary two […]
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.
If we will persist with our wish to be true to ourselves — to be kind and patient, caring and wise in the face of any set-back — that bright day dawns for us when we realize this all-empowering truth […]