All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things.
All created forms are fractal, as is their purpose, use, and allotted time for existence.
It only seems that there is something more important for you to do than to just quietly be yourself.
Real change isn’t found in some new way to think about yourself, but in freedom from the need to think about yourself at all.
The mistake we have made in our lives is that over and over again we’ve run into the needful moment and then failed to learn its higher lesson. We don’t like needful moments and therefore we resist them.
Within the human being there exists both the needful and the needed. You know that the needful exists in you. Your own dissatisfaction tells you so. But you believe the needed is somewhere outside of you.
Within each of us dwells a higher order of consciousness created with a possibility far greater than to merely appear and disappear as some form in the river of passing time.
Don’t believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living – they lie.
Statistics vary, but in less than seven years there won’t be a single cell left in any of our bodies that’s the same as it is today. This means that any human being who ‘wants’ to change is like a mountain river wanting to reach the valley floor. It’s a done deal; that’s what mountain rivers do, and ‘changing’ should be our first nature.
The strength of any weakness within us is the degree to which it is feared.
The limit of your present understanding is not the limit of your possibilities.
We need to see, and agree that what we seek already lives within us, and we within it. Now we know our one great task: watch for whatever promises us freedom, and then quietly, consciously refuse to see ourselves through the eyes of what we know is incomplete. Then we live wholeness itself, instead of spending our lives looking for it.
Every relationship that we have in our lives – our contact with each person, place, and event – serves a very special, if yet to be realized purpose: They are mirrors that can serve to show us things about ourselves that can be realized in no other way.
In these times – where social appearance is more important than spiritual substance – what has become our longing to change is really the unconscious desire to control not just the shape of our bodies (according to prevailing values) but to dominate our environment as well, regardless of the cost.
Once something has outlived its usefulness in one area of life, its purpose for being in existence is no longer the same. The leaf that captures a stream of sunlight, and then transfers its energy to the tree, serves one purpose in the spring and summer, and another completely different one through the fall and winter.