American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Philosopher
"Procrastination is illogical from every viewpoint. It is like the man who wanted to cross the stream, so he sat on the bank to wait for all the water to run by."
"Protection that really works is invisible, not visible; cosmic, not earthly; individual, not social; peaceful, not noisy; innocent, not guilty."
"Q. How can we change unpleasant facts about ourselves? A. By seeing and accepting them as unpleasant facts."
"Q: I am afraid we rarely see ourselves as others see us. A: Ah, yes. The more obnoxious the man the more he is sure that others cannot survive without his charming company."
"Q: You have urged us to see ourselves as we are, not as we like to picture ourselves. What are most people like? A: Like a thermometer. Their feelings rise or fall according to the social atmosphere. Never living from themselves, they remain at the mercy of exterior events. Everything outside tells them how to feel inside. They are slaves to bad news, or an angry look, or an unexpected change of plans. And, of course, the more a man is influenced by exterior events, the more he will angrily insist that no one tells him what to do. It is not necessary to live like a mindless thermometer. Any man can learn to live from himself."
"Realize that ordinary thoughts cannot contact God. This explains why past attempts to reach higher help have failed. Usual thought is filled with egotism, which blocks contact."
"Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through...whatever we see a negative state; that is where we can destroy it."
"Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidance."
"Remember that an answer to a difficulty resides at a higher level than our usual thinking, so seek this loftier level."
"Remember, the world is filled with people who do not know who they are, who spend their lives telling other people who they are."
"Remove the dark cloud of negative thought and the guiding star of understanding brightly appears."
"Right knowledge comes only from God. You will never get anything right from another human being."
"Self-centeredness is incapable of learning a lesson from an experience, having only a wish to feel a neurotic thrill."
"Self-awakening enables you to see the human scene as it is, not as it appears to be, which frees you of its chaos."
"Self-knowledge is everything. If you know what you are all about, you know what life is all about. You are not separate from life; you are life itself."
"Self-righteousness loves to pounce on an evil which by sheer accident is not its particular evil."
"Take disturbance as an awakening sign that you misunderstand something you assumed you understood."
"The capacity for remembering what you must do is increased by awareness that you cannot remember."
"The feeling of self-worth of every person is like an elevator, right? Your feeling of self-value goes up, stays up for a short time, plunges down again. Something favorable comes across your path and the elevator goes up. Up and down. Up and down. Always restless. Never stable, never still. Always making a racket and making movements. This a form of self-betrayal, which you have not as yet detected."
"The delusion of having wisdom creates the dangerous delusion of having power, leading to disaster."
"The last thing on earth which should bother you is the sudden failure of your carefully laid plans. Do not take your plans as being you and the disruption of any plan will be as nothing to you. Your plans are not you; they only appear to be so because of that human mistake called identification."