To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.

— Ken Keyes Jr.

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A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world.


You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood.

However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.


Love is just a feeling of togetherness and openness in your heart.


Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.


I am perceiving everyone, including myself, as an awakening being who is here to claim his or her birthright to the higher consciousness planes of unconditional love and oneness.


All there is in your life is the eternal now moment - and your experience of this moment is created by the programming in your head.


Life is warning you to get rid of an addiction every time you are emotionally uncomfortable in any way.


Upgrade your addictions to the status of preferences.

Here's the distinction between an addiction and a preference.


You add to the suffering in the world when you take offense, just as much as you do when you give offense.


As we grow in higher consciousness, we discover that it is more important to be the right person then to find the right person.


Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It's a matter of what's happening in your heart.


The only real problem in your life is how you're using your mind.


About Ken Keyes Jr.

Quotes 76 sayings
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Birthday October 16

If you want those around you to act in a more loving and conscious manner, act in a way that helps them to do so.


I am freeing myself from security, sensation and power addictions that make me try to forcefully control situations in my life and thus destroy my serenity and keeps me from loving myself and others.


Whenever you feel upset, take full responsibility for the emotions that you are experiencing. Get to work as quickly as possible identifying the programming, or the addiction, that is leading you to reject what other people are saying or doing.


Giving up an addiction means re-programming that part of your brain that makes you restless and unhappy if a desire is not realized.


You stop viewing yourself as being "pushed around" by the world when you realize that only you can "push" yourself. To quote Buddha: "Nothing is upsetting you. You get upset because you are upsettable."


Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept.


To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it.


Once again, when you upgrade sensations from an addiction to a preference, you can enjoy things such as gourmet food and music, without having your happiness depend on them.


You make yourself and others suffer just as much when you take offense as when you give offense.


As the watcher of the screen, you are perfect.

The movie that is playing on the screen might be horrendous, but you are not the movie. You are what is watching the movie.


Whenever you're unhappy, your emotions are telling you that the people or things around you are not conforming to your vision of the world, or the way you think things should be.


People who postpone happiness are like children who try chasing rainbows in an effort to find the pot of gold at the rainbows end...Your life will never be fulfilled until you are happy here and now.


When a tire blows, you simply accept that this is the here and now reality of your life. You've lost the tire, but that doesn't mean that you have to lose your peace and serenity. Now, serenely, begin to take the necessary steps in order the change the tire.


Think of the world as a loving place that is designed to give you everything that you need.


You should always be aware that your head creates your world.


Acceptance doesn't mean that you've resigned yourself to live the rest of your life with a particular person, or in a particular situation. It just means that you won't cause yourself emotional discomfort because of the way things are in this moment.


I accept myself completely here and now and consciously experience everything I feel, think, say and do (including my emotion backed addictions) as a necessary part of my growth into higher consciousness.


How soon will you realize that the only thing you don't have is the direct experience that there's nothing you need that you don't have?


The outside conditions of your life do not make you feel either secure or insecure. One person may feel secure with practically no money at all, while another may feel insecure with a million dollars in the bank. Your feelings of security or insecurity are due to your emotional programming.


If your washing machine stops working and you're addicted to appliances that work, you'll get upset and you will suffer. If you prefer that your appliances work well, then when your washing machine breaks down you won't compound the problem by superimposing your uncomfortable emotions on the situation.


We've got to convince our egos and our minds that if we want to live happy lives, love is more important than anything else!


All the study and effort toward higher consciousness can be eliminated if we do but one thing; Love it All.


Allow yourself emotion-backed demands only for physical necessities such as air to breathe, food if starving, and shelter if freezing.


By tuning in to the ocean of loving energy around you, you can have far more security, enjoyable sensations, effectiveness, and love than you would ever need in order to live a continuously beautiful life.


Be aware that the difference between heaven and earth is not so much altitude but attitude.


Love means tearing down the separateness and the boundaries between your heart feelings and another person.


We see things not as they are, but as we are.

Your addictions distort how you process the enormous flow of information that is constantly flooding in through all of your sensory inputs.


You can always create your own experience of life in a beautiful and enjoyable way if you keep your love turned on within you- regardless of what other people say or do.


It is only your mental habits and your selected memories of how you think things are that keep you from moulding things in your life in a more harmonious way.


You always have enough to be happy. It's the patterns in your head that make you unhappy.


No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life -- you win some and you lose some.


I open myself genuinely to all people by being willing to fully communicate my deepest feelings, since hiding in any degree keep me stuck in my illusion of separateness from other people.


We are not the personalities that our egos are so valiantly defending.

Our personalities are simply the result of our current programming.


Serenity is the end - and serenity is also the means - by which you live effectively.


Keep in mind that you don't need to be addicted to money in order to acquire it.

You can prefer to have money; you will then be able to enjoy whatever money you receive, but your happiness will not be contingent on the size of your bank account.


By tuning in to your minute-to-minute stream of consciousness, you discover the addictions that make you worried, anxious, resentful, uptight, afraid, angry, bored, etc. You thus use every uncomfortable emotion as an opportunity for consciousness growth. Even though you may still be feeling emotional and uptight, you begin to get at the roots of your ups and downs - your brief bits of pleasure and your long periods of unhappiness.


Watch your own body and mind, and the people and things surrounding you, from the deep, calm place inside of you. When you do that you'll have insights as to what you need to do in order to flow with the river of life around you.