Personal Insights

“Your life belongs to you and you alone.”

“Your life belongs to you and you alone.” -Vernon Howard. What a powerful quote by Vernon Howard…Your life should flow freely as a mountain brook. So don’t let a confused world tell you who you are. Don’t let anyone tell you who you should be. Learn not to fight reality, but be right in God’s…

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Arouse Yourself to Lose

Arouse Yourself to Lose  (Vernon Howard) REJOICE everytime someone passes you, gets the advancement, the romance. REJOICE every time they pass you up, until you are in last place. And stay there until you see you should have done it years ago. NO MORE WINNING, only conscious losing…. of all your false values. DON’T BELIEVE…

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A Note on Self-Justifying

A Note on Self-Justifying (Maurice Nicoll, Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, Vol 3) One of the many definite things we are told by this Work to observe in ourselves, and specifically to work against, is self-justifying.  What does self-justifying mean?   It means always putting yourself in the right.  To justify one’s…

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Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna

  SRI RAMAKRISHNA  [1836-1886] Sri Ramakrishna, who was born in 1836 and passed away in 1886, represents the very core of the spiritual realizations of the seers and sages of India. His whole life was literally an uninterrupted contemplation of God. He reached a depth of God-consciousness that transcends all time and space and has…

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Pursuing Every Thought to the Root

  Pursuing Every Thought to the Root  (by Jiddu Krishnamurti)        “To end thought I have first to go into the mechanism of thinking. I have to understand thought completely, deep down in me. I have to examine every thought, without letting one thought escape without being fully understood, so that the brain,…

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BE A PASSENGER ON THE BOAT

Be a Passenger on the Boat by Vernon Howard As long as you picture yourself as a pilot instead of as a passenger, you must by the nature of things, run into storms. The solution is astonishingly simple: all you have to do is be willing to give up your place at the helm. You…

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The Mystic Path is for Heroes

The Mystic Path is for Heroes (from The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power by Vernon Howard) Noticing our negativities is a curious process. It is like seeing a shadow and taking it as a frightening phantom. If you look closely, you see it as a mere shadow. But refusal to look at it perpetuates the…

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Simplicity

Simplicity by Jiddu Krishnamurti Our problems – social, environmental, political, religious – are so complex that we can solve them only by being simple, not by becoming extraordinarily erudite and clever. A simple person sees much more directly, has a more direct experience, than the complex person. Our minds are so crowded with an infinite…

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The Miraculous Message of Mysticism

The Miraculous Message of Mysticism by Vernon Howard, The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power   No conflict exists between mysticism and the established religions any more than there is disagreement among several lecturers who describe the same sunrise. Only their presentations are different. William James, the giant among American psychologists, harmonizes religion and mysticism like…

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The World Offers Itself to You

The World Offers Itself to You  Vernon Howard,  The Power of Your Supermind Let’s connect natural awareness with chronic feelings of tiredness, a common complaint of physically healthy people.  To do this we must frankly glance at a vital teaching of Supermind:  Nothing is more tiring than the dreadful human habit of fakery.  Schopenhauer espressed…

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Commentary on Increase of Consciousness

Commentary on Increase of Consciousness (by Maurice Nicoll from The Psycological Commentaries on the Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky) According to the teaching of this Work we are at the second level of consciousness, designated the so-called Waking State in which people hate and kill each other in the name of some theory, etc.  The…

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Return to Basic Inner-life Exercises

Return to Basic Inner-life Exercises As you gain more and more knowledge about yourself and. therefore, what’s really going on out in the world, you find yourself turning to very basic exercises. Why?  Because of the inner gold that is hidden within.  Here’s one that will save you so much time and trouble.  From Vernon…

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