Vernon Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard

Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard

American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher

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Your central self is totally untouched By grief, confusion, desperation.

Your first duty is toward yourself, your inner freedom, the truth.

Your life belongs to you, not to the demands of others, and when you see this fully, their demands are powerless.

Your own awakening essence is perfectly capable of distinguishing between imitation life and the free life you really want to live.

Your best friends are those who make life difficult for you. They help you see yourself as you really are, and not as you like to think you are.

You don't have to try anymore to give importance to your life. You're not going to find it!

You get more out of a No from life than you do from a Yes.

You have it all planned out, don’t you?

You have it made when you don’t care whether you have it made or not.

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.

You might be in the company of people when something is done or said that irritates you. You alertly watch the irritation as it rises and churns within. By appearing before the power of your awareness, its pseudo-power is weakened.

You must dare to disassociate yourself from those who would delay your journey... Leave, depart, if not physically, then mentally. Go your own way, quietly, undramatically, and venture toward trueness at last.

You must never fear anything at all.

You must see how violently you fight your own salvation.

You need not surrender to anything negative – not to anything.

You need only choose . . . then keep choosing as many times as necessary. That is all you need do. And it is certainly something you can do. Then as you continue to choose, everything is yours.

You can live your day in an out flowing expression of natural energy.

You really think that something out there hurts you, not knowing that you are your own hurt.

You can refuse entrance to unhappy moods, but you must be alert, just as you might close a window at the first sign of rain.

You still want something from man instead of everything from God.

You can’t win but there is winning for you.

You want to remain a child and have everyone treat you like an adult.

You cannot solve your problem by thinking about yourself.

You will be aware when your wish to be aware is stronger than your wish to be unaware.

You do not have to be an experiment that failed.

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American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher