Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.— Vernon Howard
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You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.
We never get upset over what happens.
Never. We get upset because of preconceived ideas as to what we think should happen, what we want to happen. When our preference clashes with the reality, we get hurt. Rid yourself of all preconceived ideas as to what should happen. You are then at peace whatever happens.
We can accept God becoming Man to save Man, but not Man becoming God to save himself.
Run forward when possible, walk ahead when you can, stagger onward when you must, but never cease your forward movement.
Is the beam from a lighthouse affected by howling wind and rain? It remains perfectly steadfast and unaffected by the storm. Your true self is like that. Nothing can ever harm you once you are consciously aware that it is so.
Be teachable. That is the whole secret.
It is a mistake for anyone to think he has lived too long in his old, unsatisfactory ways to make the great change. If you switch on the light in a dark room, it makes no difference how long it was dark because the light will still shine. Be teachable. That is the whole secret.
Don't try to be spiritual. That is only a word in the dictionary. Make it your goal to become a normally functioning individual. Let these principles shape you according to your real nature of a simple, decent, honest, unafraid human being.
Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth Is a supremely successful day.
The need to impress others causes half the world's woes.
It is against the law to permit weak people to steal your strength. Never permit it.
Whenever encountering a troublesome person, do not identify him as being cruel or stupid or rude or anything else like that. Instead, see him as a frightened person.
Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen.
A false path must be tensely and angrily defended by those it has deceived.
All we have to do is to receive what we are given.
..We are given the naturalness to love someone, to be calm in crisis, to ignore self-defeating suggestions, to be pleasant, forgiving, tender, helpful, unworried, brave, energetic.
Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.
You know what is right. Deep down, you know. The battle between your true wisdom and the counterfeit wisdom of society is what causes frustration. Refuse to compromise with what you know is right-with what is right for you.
Awareness of your weakness and confusion makes you strong because conscious awareness is the bright light that destroys the darkness of negativity. Detection of inner negativity is not a negative act, but a courageously positive act that makes you a new person.
It is a thousand times more sensible to climb one foot up the mountainside than to chatter for years about the mountaintop.
You can not escape a prison if you do not know you're in one.
Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.
What you really want for yourself is always trying to break through, just as a cooling breeze flows through an open window on a hot day. Your part is to open the windows of your mind.
An obvious fact about negative feelings is often overlooked.
They are caused by us, not by exterior happenings. An outside event presents the challenge, but we react to it. So we must attend to the way we take things, not to the things themselves.
One false idea is that anyone can hurt you.
Events can ruin your reputation, take your money, mistreat you, revenge itself upon you, deceive, betray, abandon you, but cannot hurt you.
We must become acquainted with our emotional household: we must see our feelings as they actually are, not as we assume they are. This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us.
You have it made when you don't care whether you have it made or not.
Can you think of anything more permanently elating than to know that you are on the right road at last?
The miracle of self-healing occurs when the inner patient yields to the inner physician.
No one can tell you what is right for you except yourself.
So start telling yourself what to do. If you blunder for ten years while thinking for yourself, that is rich treasure when compared with living these ten years under the mental domination of another.
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
The genuinely spiritual person is one who has lost all desire to be anyone but exactly who he is, without labels and without apologies. He is what he is and that's all there's is to it. Such a man is undivided, uncomplicated and contented.
We are exactly where we have chosen to be.
Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.
It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition.
Procrastination is illogical from every viewpoint.
It is like the man who wanted to cross the stream, so he sat on the bank to wait for all the water to run by.
Pseudo-mysticism seeks to evade reality; authentic mysticism wants to live it.
Mysticism is: a. An advanced state of inner enlightenment. b. Union with Reality. c. A state of genuinely satisfying success. d. Insight into an entirely new world of living. e. An intuitive grasp of Truth, above and beyond intellectual reasoning. f. A personal experience, in which we are happy and healthy human beings.
Anger or bitterness toward those who have hurt you will block your path to higher ground. You can have anger toward people or you can have freedom from people, but you can't have both.
Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidence.
Society is like a crowd in carnival costumes with everyone fearful that others will see through his disguise.
The search for truth is really a lot of good fun.
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
Don't try to be unafraid. That is impossible. Rather, go ahead while being afraid. That is the entire secret for abolishing fear. The Supermind teaches us to have no self-concern at all. Whatever happens to you, act as though it happened to someone else.
All heartache is caused by wrong viewpoints.
Realize that the surface personality has no interest in anything which might disturb its darling delusions.
Persistence prevails, like a stream that is temporarily blocked by boulders and then collects force enough to overflow onward.
The terrible immoralities are the cunning ones hiding behind masks of morality, such as exploiting people while pretending to help them.
A person obsessed with the need to be happy will never be so. The obsession is the obstruction.