Vernon Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard

Howard, fully Vernon Linwood Howard

American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher

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If life is difficult it is simply because the person has not corrected his difficult self.

In a true man, spirit is the king and thought is the obedient servant.

It is possible for evil to be contained.

Living from the outer to the inner; that means that you have roving eyes and alert ears to look out at the panorama of society and wonder and hope and contrive to try to get something from the outer that will satisfy the inner.

Never try to turn failure into success; instead, try to turn your failure into understanding.

One value of self-observation and self-knowledge is to see who you are “not”.

Relaxation means receptivity.

Here’s a secret method for replacing fog with sunshine. When you feel scared, don’t pretend you’re brave. Truth gives you permission to be just as scared as you really are. Just be aware of your anxiety without worrying over it. This self-help not only banishes fear but delivers great relief. It is like a tired actor who removes his uncomfortable costume after a hard night onstage. Since he no longer needs to impress the audience he can just relax and enjoy being himself

If life won’t let you succeed, who said you had to?

In spite of all appearances we are chained only by our own lack of clear comprehension.

It is possible for you to sincerely decide to become a new kind of human being without knowing how you are going to do it. Sincerity is independent of methods and means.

Living in the now is freedom from all problems connected with time. You ought to remember that sentence, you ought to memorize it, and ought to take it out, you ought to practice it, you ought to apply it. And most of all, you ought to rejoice in it because you have just heard how not to be wretched, miserable you anymore but to be a brand new, and forever brand new man or woman.

Never use the word love again until you know from yourself what it means.

Only noise makes mistakes. Silence never makes mistakes.

Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidance.

Higher energy can do something that nothing else can do.

If truth is leading you, it will also make decisions for you. And since these decisions are right, they will also make you feel right. So what does it mean if you are still using your usual mind to make your own strained decisions? It means you are not yet taking your decisions from the available cosmic compass. Remember that truth will never lead you into a circumstance without also showing you exactly what to do while within it. It is truth’s very nature to reveal clearly to you your needful actions. It is impossible for truth to abandon you. If you feel abandoned, you should see that you have carelessly led yourself into the circumstance. This insight allows the cosmic compass to correct your life-direction.

Individual receptivity is absolutely everything. Without it, nothing changes. With it, all things are possible for you.

It is utterly useless to try to change the outer world, for it is but a reflection of inner causes. The true seeker seeks to change himself.

Lose something before you get it and you will not fear losing it.

No longer live as a winner or as a loser.

Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.

Remember that an answer to a difficulty resides at a higher level than our usual thinking, so seek this loftier level.

Honestly face your inner poverty as a means of discovering your inner wealth.

If we choose the easy way, by letting another think for us, we must eventually tread the hard way. If we select the hard way, by insisting upon our own mental integrity, we eventually come to the easy way.

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American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher