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When we think about our lives, it is clear that we do the same things every day. We get ready in the morning. We eat a meal. Perhaps we go shopping. With such repetition, it’s no time at all before […]

When it comes to our inner studies, it’s possible to pass all the tests and still fail the course! What does this mean? Concerted efforts to increase self-knowledge can lead to more effective behavior. We can indeed gain greater control […]

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 […]

What is self-study? Let’s start by seeing what self-study is not. Although self-study may include reading certain inner life books or listening to lectures on self-transformation, these materials, as encouraging and informative as they may be, are really only preparational […]

“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 […]

Question: Can a person choose the path of Truth and travel it through life with someone, or must they go it alone? Answer: The answer is that we must both go alone and at the same time allow all relationships […]

Higher love, the kind of unconditional patience and tenderness that heals old wounds, that helps us to be compassionate, kind, encouraging, and forbearing of our partner’s limitations, is a choice we must make not just every day, but in every […]

There is only one reason why we ever become negatively inclined, let alone surrender ourselves to the debilitating embrace of any dark character that comes calling for us: We have forgotten that within us dwells a Light whose power grants […]

Just as we need to keep an eye on the kinds of friends we keep around us, so must we also remain aware of the circle of “friends” we keep within us — our own thoughts and feelings. Not only […]

In a world where everything’s upside-down, where what seems to be “good” really isn’t, you must learn to discern what’s true from what’s false. The more you try to keep everything in place, the more it falls apart, and you […]