Just as the absence of clouds does not mean the end of the sky, neither is an empty mind the end of knowing.
The fear of seeing ourselves as we are ensures we will never see the end of our fears.
We know the presence of each passing moment by its activity, but the power and eternity of the moment can only be realized through our choosing to be consciously passive to that presence.
Fearlessness comes with the birth of this new understanding: The only reason life changes as it does is to reveal the secret Goodness underlying those same changes.
Any negative attitude on the part of others towards you is their pain, not yours.
Much like the hands of a clock go nowhere fast, anxious thoughts run us round-and-round without taking us anywhere!
The only thing worried thoughts have the power to change is what the next thing will be for you to worry over!
The character of greatness must be measured in two ways, else the measurement is flawed. First, and by far most popular of all, is by one's ability to succeed in times of trial where others may fail. But of no less importance, and perhaps foundational to any form of greatness, is one's willingness to start over in spite of failure, when success seems farthest away.
The unattended mind lives with unending wants, while the awakened mind understands that its own watchfulness is the fullness it seeks.
Love is effortless attention.
Being anxious, or in a painful rush of any kind, kills the possibility of meeting anyone with compassion.
The only one interested in hearing your sad story is . . . you; and even you wish you didn�t have to relive it again!
Work to connect yourself to the "allness" of life -- instead of identifying with the smallness of it -- and you'll awaken to a greatness already living within you that is no more bothered by the little things in life than a mountain is made miserable by the rain that falls upon it.
Real love cannot be deceived because it wants nothing outside of itself.
No relationship in life can be any more successful than what we are willing to learn about ourselves through it. The moment we turn our back on what others give us to see about ourselves, we not only walk away from what we need to see, but also from the better person we could be . . . were we only willing to learn the lesson at hand.