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  • Your intention to get out of bed -- without its actualization -- leads to a fitful dream life whose increasingly seldom moments of awakenings are called "bad dreams" by the sleeper. (5/24/00)

  • Fear is what happens to us whenever we forget that the One who created us fears nothing. True courage is remembering this Truth and then daring to act upon it in the face of a fear. There is no other cause of fear, and no other true solution. Awareness of this Truth awakens in us the action that sets us free. (12/22/02)

  • There is one "I" through which all things pass.  And then there is a series of "I's" that are little more than the temporary effects of all things in passage. (5/28/00)

  • Only what awakens us to our own immortality truly profits us. All else serves only to gently rock us into a fitful sleep in the stream of passing time. (12/25/02)

  • Life is equal opportunity for change. (1/16/00)

  • While the desire to be perfect runs through the very fiber of our soul, how to fulfill the longing of this greater love is a question few find the answer to, and here is why: The path to self-perfection weaves its secret way through the land of imperfection, where only the conscious awareness of where we actually are (in this land) changes forever where we stand. (12/27/02)

  • Part I: One cannot have a true wish for the love of God without it being God's Love making that wish (within him), any more than one could wait in hopeful anticipation of a sunrise who had never before stood in the warming rays of dawn's early light.

    Part II: It is Love that delivers life's lessons, that teaches them, and that is made Wise through them. And, in the end, Love is the lesson learned. (12/29/02)

  • Once it is realized that suffering may act as either an agent of self-change or --- be the unhappy result of your refusal to change, then it is also understood that no heartache need ever be accepted as inevitable or inescapable. (5/31/00)

  • Spiritually speaking, the cost of starting over is not what we pay to achieve some distant desire, but it is in our willingness to let go of -- to dare to live without -- any desire we may have whose promise of fulfillment drives us to search for it in yet another tomorrow. (1/1/03)

  • In God and His truths we trust:  and when we vest ourselves, our lives and hopes in Him and His laws, in return for our investment He refreshes and sustains our spirit.  He increases our consciousness and so shares with us the impossible wealth of Himself. (6/4/00)

  • Part I. Spending our time in quiet contemplation of the Truth, or simply practicing being still so as to discern the Divine within ourselves, is the same as finding answers to problems before they appear.

    Part II. The love of creatures is sensation, and sensation is nature moved by the sight of herself. But God is beyond nature and is un-sensible, which means that one must withdraw from all creatures, from all nature, if one is ever to enter into the Supersensible Life. (1/3/03)

  • The only place negative forces have to hide on this plane of existence is in the perceived distance between you and me. (6/7/00)

  • Part I. What is hard on us is not life itself, but the hardened way in which we tend to think towards it; so that it is nothing other than our own thoughts that turn naturally passing moments into unyielding tablets of stone from which we then read and weep.

    Part II. Just as the sun rises to fill a darkened morning with its soft new light, so does the Living Light of Truth descend into the willing soul... transforming its earthen elements and resurrecting them into a spiritual temple ablaze with God's eternal Light. (1/5/03)

  • Dark clouds above or around us ought to remind us of the sun behind them, and not draw us into resenting or fearing the shadows they cast over us (6/11/00)

  • There once was a fellow named "Will" Whose intellect fell down a hill, But it dragged Will along 'Cause he wasn't that strong, And neither ever got over their spill!

    Part II. Intellect serves the will of desire; so, regardless of accumulated knowledge, if his thoughts consider only himself, if his life serves only to acquire the properties of intellect in order to better please his desire for seeing himself as wise, then such a person is stupid in the true meaning of the word - for he is like the beast of burden that serves without knowledge of his master, or why it labors as it must. (1/8/03)

  • 99% of our continuing psychological suffering is the property of a certain level of self that perpetuates this punishment by unconsciously participating in not wanting to feel that way. (6/14/00)

  • No one fails who will try, try again.
    Everyone fails who won't begin! (1/10/03)

  • To find the source of Eternal Life begins with seeing that even though individual experiences pass on, the lessons of Truth in them remain and are realized, then, as having always been our original ground. (6/18/00)

  • The mastery of anything, including ourselves, begins with the faith that we are not here on earth to be perfected according to an image we hold of ourselves, but rather to allow Perfection to work its way upon us...So that only the awareness of something Greater than ourselves can draw us into a Greatness beyond ourselves, if we will it so. (1/12/03)

  • We cannot hope to change the unwanted world that we experience without first working to change those parts of us that are, at present, creating the world that we feel needs to be changed. (1/15/03)