Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health.
We cannot let another person into our hearts or minds unless we empty ourselves. We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.
Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.
Ultimately love is everything.
Whenever we seek to avoid the responsibility for our own behavior, we do so by attempting to give that responsibility to some other individual or organization or entity. But this means we then give away our power to that entity.
We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them.
Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience to appreciate the fact that life is complex.
One extends one's limits only by exceeding them.
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
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