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It seems like a stretch, a difficulty at best, to consider that it would be possible for us to meet an unwanted moment with a heart that is fully open, and to be able to respond with the realization that …Read More

Human beings walk around in a kind of self-made suffering that is the expression of something in them that is so afraid… not that someone else will know what they are really like, but that they would have to see …Read More

Detect and deliberately drop all fearful thoughts about what “may be” your future and you release yourself from a “present” torment whose unseen driving force is your consent to consider darkly imagined tomorrows.

Learning to recognize the fact that most of our conclusions about life have proven themselves to be illusions helps free us of that visiting dark dread of unwanted moments when we hear fear telling us what our future will be!

Question: You’ve spoken of how we use imagination to project negative outcomes to life situations. But sometimes things happen and there actually is a bad outcome to deal with. Maybe our loved one is very ill, or a child has …Read More

As long as it’s possible to learn, you need never feel tied down by any past defeat in your life. Here’s the real fact: nothing can prevent the inwardly self-educating man or woman from succeeding in life. And here’s why: …Read More

We never make our fears prove themselves, but instead ourselves prove their dread with our own fearful reactions that make us run away from what is feared before we even look upon its face.

Are you afraid of some condition in your life? Here’s a life-transforming secret: that seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious …Read More

Fear is a shadow. It is an expression of a nature… not the nature itself. I see a shadow of a branch. The shadow is the proof of the form that is giving rise to it. A shadow is (in …Read More

Until the peace and pleasure found within yourself is equal to or greater than any consolation found outside of yourself, then your power to be patient, loving, and profitable in every moment is, at best, conditional. Nothing better serves to …Read More