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Only when you require no approval from outside yourself can you own yourself.

 

If you listened to the part of you which is pure spirit, all of your decisions would be easy, and all the outcomes joyous. That is because ..... the choices of spirit are always the higher choices. They don't need to be second guessed, analyzed or evaluated. They simply need to be followed, acted on.

 

There is no "constant truth" at all; that truth, like life itself, is a changing thing, a growing thing, an evolving thing.

 

Truth is often uncomfortable. It is only comfortable to those who do not wish to ignore it. Then, truth becomes not only comforting, but inspiring.
 
You call others values "wrong". But who is to say your values are "right"? Only you. Your values are "right" because you say so. Even this might make some sense if you kept your word about it, but you, yourself, change your mind constantly about what you consider "right" or "wrong". you do this as individual, and you do this as societies.  The problem is not that you have changed, or that your values have changed. The problem is that so many of you insist on thinking that the values you now have are the right and perfect ones, and that everyone else should adhere to them. Some of you have become "self-justified" and "self-righteous".

 

 

"Right" and "wrong" are philosophical polarities in a human value system which have nothing to do with ultimate reality. even these value systems keep shifting from time to time in a society

e.g. Doing something may be right for someone born and brought up in USA or Europe, but doing the same thing may be grossly wrong for someone born and brought up in Asia (it is just because of your value system!). Even in your society, what was right  a few decades back may be considered wrong today !

It is your value system which decides your "MORALITY" and "perceptions" : e.g. if a doctor assists someone in suicide, it is called manslaughter, while if a tobacco company does, it is called commerce.

Nature has never created "right" or "wrong", it has never decided "do's" and "don'ts". It has built natural laws into the physical universe, and the most important law is  "Whatever you cause another to experience, you will one day experience".

 

 

Stick to your beliefs, if that serves you. Hold tight. Do not waiver. For your ideas about "right" and "wrong" are your definitions of 'Who You Are'. Yet do not require that others define themselves according to your terms. And do not stay so "stuck" in your present beliefs and customs that you halt the process of evolution itself.

 

Nothing stays the same, nor can anything remain unchanged. to be unchanged is to not move. And to not move is to die. All of life is motion, remaining the same, or seeking to, move against the laws of life is foolish, because in this struggle life always wins. So change! Change your ideas of "right" and "wrong". Changes your notions of this and that. Change your structures, your constructions, your models, your theories. Be OPEN. Don't close off the possibility of new truth because you have been comfortable with an old one. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
 

When you are surrounded by lower consciousness, you will benefit more from remaining with your individual understandings, and when you are surrounded by higher consciousness, you receive greater benefit from surrender.

 

Guilt and fear are the only enemy of man.

 

You must be so fearless that you can dare to enter into your own experience of God. And then you must not feel guilty about it. When your own experience is violating what you thought you knew, and what everyone else has told you, about God, you must not feel guilty.

 

It is not uncommon for your body to want one thing, while your mind seeks another, and your spirit desires a third. When your choices conflict - when body, mind, and spirit are not acting as one - the process of creation works at all levels, producing mixed results. If, on the other hand, your being is in harmony, and your choices are unified, astonishing things can occur.

 

There are five natural emotions: grief, anger, envy, fear, and love.  The natural emotions, when repressed, produce unnatural reactions and responses.

Grief: It is a part of you which allows you to say goodbye when you don't want to say goodbye; to express - push out, propel - the sadness within you at the experience of any kind of loss.  Children, who are allowed to be sad when they are sad feel very healthy about it when they are adults, and therefore usually move through their sadness very quickly.

Anger is a natural emotion. It allows you to say, "no thank you"

 

 

Whenever I thought myself the absolute master of a situation, something would happen to cast me down. I asked myself  : why? Can it be that I'm condemned to always come close but never reach the finish line? Can God be so cruel that He would let me see the palm trees on the horizon only to have me die of thirst in the desert?      It took me a long time to understand that it wasn't quite like that. There are things that are brought into our lives to lead us back to the true path of our Personal Legend. Other things arise so we can apply all that we have learned. And, finally, some things come along to teach us.

 

When a man journeys toward his destiny, often he is obliged to change paths. At other times, the forces around him are too powerful and he is compelled to lay aside his courage and yield. All this is the part of apprenticeship.

 

There are moments when tribulations occur in our lives, and we cannot avoid them. But they are there for some reason.

 

The meaning of my life was whatever I wanted it to be.

 

Every man hath the right to doubt his task, and to forsake it from time to time; but what he must not do is forget it. Whoever doubteth not himself is unworthy - for in his unquestioning belief in his ability, he commiteth the sin of pride. Blessed are they who go through moments of indecision.

 

All life's battles teach us something, even those we lose. When you grow up, you'll discover that you have defended lies, deceived yourself, or suffered from foolishness. If you're a good warrior, you will not blame yourself for this, but neither will you allow your mistakes to repeat themselves.

 

I have long seen people passing through here on their way to .... Some of them complained that they had not achieved anything in this place and were setting out for a new destiny.       One day these people would return. They had not found what they were seeking, for they carried with them, along with their bags, the weight of their earlier failure. They lacked the confidence in themselves to take risks.             On the other hand, there also passed my door people full of ardor. They had profited from every moment of life here. To these people, life was a constant triumph and would go on being one.       These people also returned, but with wonderful tales to tell. They had achieved everything they desired because they were not limited by the frustrations of the past.

 

A child can always teach an adult three things : to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

 

Sometimes it was necessary to struggle with God. Every human being at sometime had tragedy enter his life; it might be the destruction of a city, the death of a near and dear one, an unproved accusation, God challenged one to confront Him and to answer his question : "Why dost thou cling fast to an existence so short and so filled with sufferings ? What is the meaning of thy struggle?"           The man who did not know how to answer this question would resign himself, while another, one who sought a meaning to existence, feeling that God had been unjust, would challenge his own destiny. It was at this moment that fire of a different type descended from the heavens - not the fire that kill but the kind that tears down ancient walls and imparts to each human being his true possibilities. Cowards never allow their heart to blaze with this fire; all they desire is for the changed situation to quickly return to what it was before., so they can go on living their lives and thinking in their customary way. The brave, however, set afire that which was old and, even at the cost of great internal suffering, abandon everything, including God, and continue onward. The brave are always stubborn.

 

Take advantage of the chance that tragedy has given you; not everyone is capable of doing so.

 

The worldís greatest lie? : That at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of whatís happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.

 

        Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is. ďAt that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything that would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destinyĒ.

        There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, itís because that desire originated in the soul of universe. Itís your mission on earth.

         ďWhen you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve itĒ.

        People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.

        People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being, Maybe thatís why they give up on it so early, too. But thatís the way it is.

        God has prepared a path for everyone to follow. You just have to read the omens that he left for you.

        Iím like everyone else Ė I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.

        You must always know what it is that you want !

        Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. I donít want anything else in life. But you are forcing me to look at wealth and at horizons I have never known. Now that I have seen them, and now that I see how immense my possibilities are, Iím going to feel worse than I did before you arrived. Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I donít want to do so.

        ďMaktubĒ  - ďIt is writtenĒ.

        There was a language in the world that everyone understood. It is the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of search for something believed in and desired.

        Everything in life is an omen. There is a universal language, understood by everybody but already forgotten.

        The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being.

        Intuition is really a sudden immersion of soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know everything, because itís all written there.

        People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want. We are afraid of losing what we have, whether itís our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.

         Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive Ö. And it ahs a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us.

         Because I donít live in either my past or my future. Iím interested only in my present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you will be a happy man. Youíll see that there is life in desert, that there are stars in the heaven. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment weíre living right now.

         On liquor: It is not what enters menís mouth thatís evil, itís what comes out of their mouths that is.

         You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, itís because it wasnít true love Ö. The love that speaks the language of the World.

         Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there.

        It is not often that money saves a personís life.

         There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

         When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

         Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

         No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of world. And normally he doesnít know it.

  • I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know his thoughts, the rest are details. -Albert Einstein"

  • There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."  - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  • "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."  Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us  - Helen Keller

  • "Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."  -  Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

  • "People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."  -          Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

  • "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is."  -    Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut

  • "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."  -          Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

  • "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."  -   unknown

  • "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."  -  Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

  • "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."  - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

  • "Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."  -  JimmyDurante

  • "The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head."  -   Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

  • "My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher."  -  Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

  • "The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."  -  Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  • "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."  -          Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  • "Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."  -          Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

  • "There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." ---Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 



 

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