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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Laws for Self-Liberty

"The understanding of natural laws plays an important part in self-betterment. Whether you call them natural or spiritual or
psychological laws, it is all the same. Here are two laws for self-liberty:

1. Be willing to hear what you don't want to hear.
2. We can understand only that which we have risen above."

~ Esoteric Mind Power

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Evolution is possible but one trait is necessary: determination – mine and yours -- to raise the bar...

"....But here’s the other thing: Every day, every single day, is a chance to do better, to live with more grace, to take that moment – that tiny moment in between something happening and your response -- and to think twice... Forget about yesterday – it’s over. But today is a whole new chance." ~ Maryam Montague
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Contradictions and Paradoxes

"We live on the brink of disaster because we do not know how to let life alone. We do not respect the living and fruitful contradictions and paradoxes of which true life is full." ~ Thomas Merton

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

"There is no escape from the tests that awakening places in front of you; they must be endured."

"Victory is assured when we choose humility over the ego’s height." ~ Vicki Woodyard, author of LIFE WITH A HOLE IN IT: That's How the Light Gets In

Her thoughts on Vernon Howard, her teacher:

"He taught people how to “witness every negative thought and emotion consciously. He spoke of the False Self and the True Self and how to know the difference. People came from all over the world to hear him speak. He knew that people were hanging on his every word to hear 'the one word that would free them,' so to speak, but it never came. He left his students in a place of waiting, which is quite effective. He knew what he was doing."

We are our own salvation.


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Friday, April 15, 2011

"An argumentative spirit cannot learn."

Negative feelings are resistance.


The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind.


"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Work with it, not against it. Accept -- then act." ~ Eckhart Tolle



Thursday, April 14, 2011

Who You Really Are

"... It seems likely that we’re here to cultivate (soulfully) and celebrate (spiritually) a finely honed balance between loving and being loved, caring and being cared for, giving and receiving, accepting and being accepted, forgiving and being forgiven, knowing and being known, realizing and being realized. To the maximum extent possible.

All in the context of learning, growing, exploring, creating, performing, producing, managing, directing, evolving, and flourishing into our best, most enlightened versions of ourselves." ~ Christopher Lovejoy

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world.

Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew. ~ Paul Brunton

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

There is only one requirement:

The seeker must be willing to listen, and to learn something new. With that, all things are possible.

Our life-transformation is in exact proportion to the amount of truth we can take without running away.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Test

The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.""

Jan Patocka (1907-77)
Czech philosopher

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Love is a powerful healing energy.

"The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love." ~ Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross, M.D.
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Adversity





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