Emotion

We meet our edge in the strangest places... we’re willing to jump off a bridge upside down, but we throw a tantrum when we can’t get a good cup of coffee.
'Water? What do you mean by that? I don’t understand it.' This is what a fish would say if it had a human mind. 
Misunderstanding produces a meaningless hot exchange of words. The bitter words that we did not really mean only create more havoc, more misunderstanding. This is how people who love one another deeply in the beginning sometimes turn their love into violent hatred.
The spiritual man conquers wrath by calmness, stops quarrels by keeping silent, dispels inharmony by being sweet of speech, and shames discourtesy by being thoughtful of others.
When you choose to live from a place of love, you are free to be yourself, to connect with your desires, and to take action from a place of empowerment. When you choose to live from a place of fear, you are always trying to fit in, denying who you really are in order to satisfy the expectations of others. The latter not only deprives you of [continue reading...]
Self-reformation, self-control, positive behaviour, control of speech, sweet words, all these are soul powers that clothe us in robes of magnetism. In the expression of soul qualities lies the only way to live peacefully at home; the power is within us to make home a paradise of hades.
No matter what trials come, remember that the greatest test of one's spiritual aspiration lies in his control of himself in his own home environment  -- especially if it is a discordant one. If a person's inner peace can exhibit stability and strength at home, and if he conquers others' quarrelsome dispositions by his constant, beautiful [continue reading...]
True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it’s the presence of justice.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.
The time is always right, to do what is right.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
We must learn to live together like brothers, or we will perish together like fools.
The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Go inside and listen to your body, because your body will never lie to you.
Whatever life takes away from you, let it go.
If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn't walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don't need to trust [continue reading...]