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.
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.
Topics: Mind, Think, Power, Thinking, War, Rich
There exists a special self which takes every event as if it were the very thing you wanted to happen. That self is the Supermind, which is never upset by anything. Your goal is to nourish it into greater strength. Then, every step is sunlit.
Topics: Great, Mind, War, Power
Aloneness is a wise teacher. Kierkegaard remarked that one sign of spiritual maturity was the ability to be comfortable when alone.
Topics: Spiritual, Teach, War, Spirit, Wise, Mind, Power
Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.
Topics: Attitude, Bravery, Courage
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.
Topics: New, Yin, Reason, Persona, War, Happy, Success, Light, Health, Experience, Truth
We clearly realize that freedom’s inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.
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.
Topics: War, Power, Money, Mind
We are slaves to whatever we don’t understand
Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
A clear understanding of a negative emotion dismisses it .
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.
Can you think of anything more permanently elating than to know that you are on the right road at last?
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.
Topics: Giving, Defeat, Love, War, Give, Power, Mind
The terrible immoralities are the cunning ones hiding behind masks of morality, such as exploiting people while pretending to help them.
Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are.
If you call one thing good, you must call its opposite bad. If you think it wonderful to make a big profit in your business, you will also think it terrible if you incur a large loss. The idea is to live above the opposites.
Topics: Think, Good, War, Mind, Business, Live, Power, Sin
Have the daring to stop doing the things you really don’t want to do. Can you see them? Look closely. Can you observe the many things you do because you reluctantly feel you should or must? Watch closely. Examine every action and reaction. Do you act naturally or do you act because you feel compelled? If you feel compelled, stop. Compulsion is slavery. Example: Refuse to go along with the crowd.
Topics: War, Act, Action, Power, Doing, Mind, Slavery
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.
Topics: Try, War, Spirit, Principles, Nature, Power, Spiritual
Happiness is yours in the here and now. The painful states of anxiety and loneliness are abolished permanently. Financial affairs are not financial problems. You are at ease with yourself. You are not at the mercy of unfulfilled cravings. Confusion is replaced with clarity. There is a relieving answer to every tormenting question. You possess a True Self. Something can be done about every unhappy condition. While living in the world you can be inwardly detached from its sorrows to live with personal peace and sanity.
Topics: War, Persona, Anxiety, Happiness, Pain, Happy, Peace, Live
Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.
A cheery relaxation is man’s natural state, just as nature itself is relaxed. A waterfall is concerned only with being itself, not with doing something it considers waterfall-like.
Topics: Nature, Mind, War, Doing, Water, Power
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