I’m Never Upset for the Reason I think

Posted on August 17th, by Albert in Honesty, Pain, Problems. No Comments

“I am never upset for the reason I think.” – A course in miraclesApply this statement today to every upset large and small and examine your mind a little deeper for whatever is distressing you. You’ll find that you are usually reacting on the surface to a separate underlying disturbance of your peace of mind that has no real connection to the annoying trigger.

You Can Sense Honesty & Good Faith

Posted on July 9th, by Albert in Character, Honesty, Simplicity, Uncategorized. No Comments

“Whilst I stand in simple relations to my fellow-man, I have no displeasure in meeting him. We meet as water meets water, or as two currents of air mix, with perfect diffusion and interpenetration of nature. But as soon as there is any departure from simplicity, and attempt at halfness, or good for me that is not good for him, my neighbour feels the wrong; he shrinks from me as far as I have shrunk from him; his eyes no longer seek mine; there is war between us; there is hate in him and fear in me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Positive Side of Negativity

Posted on November 1st, by Albert in Clarity, Courage, Honesty. No Comments

Vernon Howard says this in his classic The Power of Your Supermind: “Encourage yourself by remembering that any detection of negativity within you is a positive act, not a negative one. Awareness of your weakness and confusion makes you strong because conscious awareness is the bright light that destroys the darkness of negativity. Honest self-observation dissolves pains and pressures that formerly did their dreadful work in the darkness of unawareness. This is so important that I urge you to memorize and reflect upon the following summary: Detection of inner negativity is not a negative act, but a courageously positive act that makes you a new person.”

This Little Light of Mine

Posted on September 2nd, by Albert in Accept, Action, Change, Clarity, Courage, Doubt, Honesty, Mental Exercise, Self Esteem. No Comments

“It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson from “A Return to Love”

“The important thing is to be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.” – Charles Dubois

“The only thing that stops us from being our whole, authentic selves is fear. Our fear tells us that we can’t fulfill our dreams. Our fear tells us not to take risks. It stops us from enjoying our … Read More »

Diagnose the Roots of Unhappiness First

Posted on August 12th, by Albert in Accept, Clarity, Desire, Ease, Effort, Flow, Happiness, Honesty, Meditation, Wanting. No Comments

The root of my unhappiness lies in my competitiveness and desire to be number one at something and have it recognized by outsiders. The root of my frustration lies in never finding this thing that my natural talents were so perfectly suited for that I could easily be number one without effort. The root of my delusion lies in believing that my passion for this thing would ignite my motivation and overcome my laziness. The root of my happiness lies in the fact that none of it was ever necessary. – Albert from a meditation on Unhappiness

“A real education will not teach you to be the first. It will tell you to enjoy whatever you are doing, not for the result, but for the act itself. Just like a painter or a dancer or a musician…

You can paint in two … Read More »