Personal Growth

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. 
Don’t get stuck on the level of words. A word is no more than a means to an end. It’s an abstraction. Not unlike a signpost, it points beyond itself.
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.
Presence is needed to become aware of the beauty, the majesty, the sacredness of nature.
Zen masters use the word satori to describe a flash of insight, a moment of no-mind and total presence.
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.
You deserve to know the truth, heal, and reclaim your freedom. You are not here to suffer or age before your time. You are not here to live with symptoms and conditions that science and research don’t have answers for. You are here because you and what you can offer in this life is unique and important. And you deserve nothing less than to heal and live that out.
No illness can remain when your entire system is in balance.
Religion is just a path for finding truth: Religion is not truth. It is just a path. And different people follow different paths.
Everything that seemingly happens externally is occurring in order to trigger something within us, to expand us and take us back to who we truly are.
In every moment, you have a choice. To either honor the part of you that craves something more. Or to continue squeezing into a role that doesn’t fill your cup.
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...]
A belief may be comforting. Only through your own experience, however, does it become liberating.
Identification with your mind creates an opaque screen of concepts, labels, images, words, judgments, and definitions that blocks all true relationship.
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.