Forgiveness

As long as you are run by the egoic mind, you are part of the collective insanity... You don’t need to condemn. Just observe.
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.
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...]
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.
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.
We must learn to live together like brothers, or we will perish together like fools.
Wherever you go you will find people lying to you, and as your awareness grows, you will notice that you also lie to yourself.
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...]
How foolish jealousy is! It kills the very thing it professes to love. Jealousy is self-love. If a man loves a woman truly, he will not be able to bring himself to destroy her happiness and love for him by taking her life and thus letting her go to the beyond filled with loathing for him that may last for incarnations.
Love will win where jealousy will surely fail. If love cannot be the savior of a wrecked marriage relationship, it is folly to bring in the demon of jealousy, which might ruin both partners.
You must purge yourself before finding faults in others. When you see a mistake in somebody else, try to find if you are making the same mistake
If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person.
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals.
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Loving the self, to me, begins with never ever criticizing ourselves for anything. Criticism locks us into the very pattern we are trying to change. Understanding and being gentle with ourselves helps us to move out of it. Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
When people come to me with a problem, I don’t care what it is — poor health, lack of money, unfulfilling relationships, or stifled creativity—there is only one thing I ever work on, and that is LOVING THE SELF. I find that when we really love and accept and APPROVE OF OURSELVES EXACTLY AS WE ARE, then everything in life works.
'I forgive you for not being the way I wanted you to be. I forgive you and I set you free.' This affirmation sets us free.
If we choose to believe we are helpless victims and that it’s all hopeless, then the Universe will support us in that belief, and we will just go down the drain. It is vital that we release these foolish, outmoded, negative ideas and beliefs that do not support us and nourish us. Even our concept of God needs to be one that is for us, not against us.