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January 2019 Archives

One thing that makes negative states so difficult to drop is the illusion they create within us that no choice exists for us other than to cave in to their punishing presence. But, in truth, it is not we who […]

The true measure of one’s strength is not determined by drive, assertiveness, or even willingness to suffer for the sake of some worldly desire. Instead it is found in the degree to which one will agree to enter into the […]

Each person is created with the tools it takes to master his or her own life. But self-mastery remains the ultimate mystery until that day dawns when — weary of struggling to overcome what he blames for his conflicted self […]

One of the most powerful forces in the universe available to human beings is also one of the least understood and appreciated. This powerful force is silence. The secret strength found in silence is as practical in daily life as […]

The true source of abundance is the silent mind, for within its fertile quietude rests all potential, all power, and all promise.

Setting intentions and working on spiritual exercises helps you to see parts of yourself that you’re currently unconscious to and have no authority over — and it is seeing that disparity that begins to bring those parts into proper alignment […]

Anytime you touch the truth of yourself through the work of realizing a deliberate intention to do the same, three events take place at once: the truth you touch transforms you – so that your intention to touch and be […]

You cannot do the work of starting life over, and be busy reliving your past at the same time. Being new is a deliberate choice, an act of alignment that places you in conscious contact with a living presence that’s […]

No brighter tomorrow can dawn for us that isn’t paid for each day by our work to better serve God’s life, illuminate our self, and uplift the hearts of others.

The cost of starting over spiritually is not what you pay to achieve some distant desire, but it is in your willingness to let go of — to dare to live without — any desire you may have whose promise […]