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July 2018 Archives

When it comes to our wish to make real changes in ourselves, good intentions cost us nothing… and that’s why the road to hell is paved with useless coins. On the other hand, making a conscious effort to change – […]

What is hard on us is not life itself, but the hardened way in which we tend to think towards it; so that it is nothing other than our own thoughts that turn naturally passing moments into unyielding tablets of […]

Learn to be still and listen: the less you have to say about life, the more Life will speak to you, and start telling you things that ears can’t hear. Everything, every creature, animate or not, is speaking to you […]

It is impossible to resist any condition in life and learn from it at the same time.

Whenever you feel as though you are trapped in life and begin to resist the path before you, remember that these walls you see closing in on you are nothing more — in reality — than the hardened structure of […]

Question: I have been practicing catching and dropping negative states. A few times I’ve awakened in the night, sick to my stomach and entertaining worrisome thoughts. I have awakened a few times feeling unbridled terror. I practiced the “Stop, Drop, […]

As life pours itself out in the stream of passing time, and we run into challenges seemingly greater than our ability to answer—each of these encounters “asks” this question of us: 
“Are you willing to change (who you have been) […]

We need never accept the presence of anything in us that wants us to ache over who we are — or are not — for it is given to us to outgrow ourselves anytime that we awaken enough to see […]

If we will do the right thing, in the right moment for the right reasons, there is no other possible outcome than for us to know Rightness. Such Rightness is its own reward; it is free of conflict because it […]

The effort to remain inwardly awake, the work to be grounded in the present moment, is not to put away some pain that may be troubling you. The act of being “in Presence” – the attention required to do so […]