Nothing is more discontented than our lower nature, the false self. It is always unhappy with one thing or another. If there is one weed in a field of roses, you can bet that is what it will see. Since […]
The longer you dwell on some dark thought or feeling, the deeper the special kind of hell you get to experience as the cost of imagining — and then identifying with — a false sense of “I” that not only […]
We have no greater friend in life than that small part of us that loves what is True.
Brooding, resenting, blaming, regretting—all are forms of unconscious suffering; each and all serve to strengthen the false notion that our negative state is caused by a condition outside of us. These dark shadows that always trail behind unwanted moments serve […]
William Shakespeare once said that one sure sign of a spiritually developing mind is its increasing capacity to simultaneously perceive the opposites. The following two Key Lessons help clarify this vital thought: Once we understand that all forces — even […]
Billions give their lives away for a moment’s pleasure or for the promise of approval. They sacrifice their happiness in the hope that by acquiring power they can make their world a prettier place in the face of all the […]
All of us have felt, at one time or another, trapped in our own life. During these periods of heightened unhappiness, one thing seems clear: the only reason we haven’t realized our great potential is because we’re being held back. […]
We have all felt the calming effect of a kind of unity when we stand on the ocean’s shore, and gaze out on its endless waters. In moments like these our relationship with the ocean is a meditative one; the […]
There’s only one way to realize the perfect sense of safety and unshakable contentment that comes with quietly knowing you’re first on God’s “list” . . . And that’s to remember, at all times, your wish (and the work) it […]
The longer we go on making excuses for the way we are, the shorter grows the amount of time between the events that compel us to devise them.