If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world.

— Sydney Banks

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Thought is not reality; yet it is through Thought that our realities are created.

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Life is like any other contact sport;

you’re gonna get your knocks. But it’s not the knocks that count, it’s how you handle them. If you handle them with anger, distrust, jealousy, hate, this in return is what you’re going to get. But if you handle these knocks with love and understanding, they don’t mean much. They just dissipate.

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All feelings derive and become alive, whether negative or positive, from the power of Thought

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Going back into the negative past to find happiness is like trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear

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Life is like any other contact sport.

You may encounter hardships of one sort or another. Wise people find happiness not in the absence of such hardships, but in their ability to understand them when they occur.

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Someone once said to me, 'Are you telling me that chair isn't real, that it's only thought?' I said 'Of course the chair is real. But it comes to you via Thought

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Your thoughts are like the artist's brush.

They create a personal picture of the reality you live in.

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And in this game of life, we all search for ourselves.

When I say selves, I mean ‘inner selves’, the thing that created the life in the first place. Now consciously, most of us are not aware of this. But if you’re searching for happiness; if you’re searching for tranquility; if you’re searching just to have a nice, peaceful, loving, understanding life... in actual fact, your searching for your inner self.

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If we can forgive everyone, regardless of what he or she may have done, we nourish the soul and allow our whole being to feel good. To hold a grudge against anyone is like carrying the devil on your shoulders. It is our willingness to forgive and forget that casts away such a burden and brings light into our hearts, freeing us from many ill feelings against our fellow human beings.

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