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August 2018 Archives

It is more than enough to be just what we are in the moment . . .

We suffer because we consort with painful thoughts and feelings, thinking somehow that not wanting them makes them “go away.” But our unconscious actions betray us: first, by animating what makes us ache, and then by binding us to that […]

We have no greater friend in life than that small part of us that loves what is true. The more we are able to recognize and honor the fact of this matter, the more powerfully this interior friend steps forward […]

A sports reporter for a large newspaper was assigned to cover an international marathon hosted each year by his city. From past experience, he knew that thousands of people would turn out to test themselves over the grueling twenty-six-mile course; […]

There is a natural hope in aspirations, but when that hope formulates an identity it sows the seeds of conflict…

Often, when we first set out on the path of self-study, we begin with unrealistic or just plain mistaken expectations about what it will do for us. The unconscious wish that fuels this early stage of self-study is simply to […]

“Know thyself” is perhaps the oldest, wisest, deepest, and most succinct spiritual instruction ever given. In fact, it is our nature to know ourselves. To one degree or another, each of us is born with the inner longing to seek […]

The real reason people remain captives of unwanted circumstances in their lives is because they’ve yet to realize this great spiritual secret: Resistance is negative attraction. In other words: the longer we dwell on what we don’t want in life, […]

Once you learn what it means to actually, factually accept the “moment of yourself” – as you are – then you will not only understand what it means to accept all “others” – as they are – but you will […]

Unfortunately, most of us automatically resist the unknown. Whenever we can’t understand the nature of some unwanted situation we fall, by default, into the hands of a nature whose answer to this ache is always the same: get negative and […]