If you go deeply enough into your mind, and deeply enough into mine, we
have the same mind. The concept of a divine, or “Christ” mind, is the
idea that, at our core, we are not just identical, but actually the
same being. “There is only one begotten Son” doesn’t mean that someone
else was it and we’re not. It means we’re all of it. There’s only one
of us here.
– Marianne Williamson, from A Year of Daily Wisdom
If you could really accept that you weren’t okay
You could stop proving that you were okay.
If you could stop proving that you were okay
You could get that it was okay not to be okay
If you could get that it was okay not to be okay
You could get that you were okay the way you are
You’re okay, get it?
– Werner Erhard
Do not say, “I follow the one true path of the Spirit,” but rather, “I
have found the Spirit walking on my path”, for the Spirit walks on all
– Kahlil Gibran
Could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy.
– Kahlil Gibran
If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon
your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living – I have
made my mark.
– Thomas L. Odem, Jr
No matter how elaborately it is disguised, the truth always reveals
itself in the end. Why not tell the truth now, and face our fears head
on, instead of burying the truth and living in perpetual fear of every
little tremor we feel underfoot. It takes courage to be authentic. It
take courage to spill the beans when we know the other person hates
beans. But if beans are all you have, why pretend they are grapes?
– Paul Ferrini, Enlightenment for Everyone
The Perfect Way is only difficult for those who pick and choose.
Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear. Make a
hairsbreadth difference, and Heaven and Earth are set apart.
The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be
in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it
be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the
bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be
broken, the bird cannot fly.
– Saint John of the Cross
We constructed self from meaningless words. We maintain the
illusion of self by continuously repeating those words both silently
and aloud. When we hush, self ceases to exist.
– Carson’s Commentary
Asking for help is asking for your potential to activate. How
much potential? It’s as unlimited and complete as God. Can you get God?
Yes. All of God? Yes. Total God? Yes – but not more than you can
handle. So you best get on with handling what is yours so you can
handle more of what God has in store.
– John Morton
As kindness comes in infinite forms, there is no shortage of creative
opportunity for expressing it. Kindness can be enormously fun to
practice because it often catches people by surprise. You can see their
faces slowly melt into a smile or break out into a grin.
– John-Roger with Pauli Sanderson, from When Are You Coming Home? A Personal Guide to Soul
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried
piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be
covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all
grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the
donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to
everyone’s amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He
was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his
back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and
take a step up.
As the farmer’s neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the
animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone
was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and
happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to
getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of
our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells
just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.