Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Can you think of a way in which you regularly sabotage yourself? You sabotage yourself when "something" in you acts against yourself. Now, for most of us, we have a passing understanding of an idea like that because we recognize that we don't want to hurt ourselves. We don't want to hurt others. We don't want to be a burden to this planet. We don't want to do a lot of the things we do.
If we were to take the whole human race and try to see its nature as being one creature, what kind of animal comes to mind for you? For me, the answer is evident: humankind most resembles an ostrich. When a disturbance comes along this creature sticks its head in the sand so as not to see what's taking place. This is not unlike closing our eyes in the hope that an approaching...
We are a peculiar race of beings. On one hand, each of us professes to be concerned with growing and self-developing while, on the other hand, none of us ever wants to be wrong. This is a paralyzing contradiction...
Real correction, at any level, always purifies the matter and so leaves it less confused and thus in a higher state.
Consciousness of any unwanted condition in us must precede its correction, just as the rising sun dismisses any of our fears imagined hidden in the darkness of night.
Real spiritual strength is realized, slowly, by daring to detect and drop the blind negative states that we've been allowing to define us.
The visitation of every dark thought or feeling -- every despairing condition that washes over us unaware -- transforms our life into its own.
More times a day than we want to acknowledge, we feel powerless. In such moments, for whatever reason, we see our situation as being without a solution. Confusion starts coloring our considerations. Frustration grows and surrounds us, and we find ourselves imprisoned behind a wall of fearful expectations. But we need not, and must not accept being sentenced to a life of such limitation. We c...
Whenever we find ourselves confused, depressed, angry with someone, or upset with ourselves for whatever reasons, we must come wide awake and realize -- through our inner awareness -- that we suffer as we do because we are ruled in these moments by our own thoughts and feelings.
We can use everything that is thrown at us (right or wrong) to walk away from what is wrong within ourselves.
The only way we can be released from any painful sense of false responsibility is to see that it is based in a false belief.
Events in our lives serve lessons. Lessons serve truths. And each truth that we will submit to changes us into a human being more whole than we were prior to the event. What we suffer over in life is lessons we have yet to learn. When we are in pain, it's because a lesson has been refused. For example, let's say you're talking to somebody and you see that you can't stop from saying something...
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