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Abandon Human Effort (audio)

By Vernon Howard | January 7, 2019 | 2 Comments

A life saving excerpt by Vernon Howard, from The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power: *** Abandon Human Effort We remain weak as long as we cling to unhealthy attitudes.  What if a man bought a prize-winner steer and fed it all sorts of delicacies that he assumed the steer would like, rather than what nature decrees? …

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Real Progress

By Vernon Howard | March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vernon Howard’s solution to making Spiritual Progress Recently, while all alone, I sat myself down and asked a very important spiritual progress question:  “How am I doing?”… looking at my life, my spirit, my relationships and my general well-being.  Plainly, after being very honest with myself, I realized I had been deceiving myself concerning my…

Spiritual Alchemy

By Vernon Howard | February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Spiritual Alchemy We love the teachings of Vernon Howard because he explains so precisely why we feel so bad much of the time.  There is pure relief in unraveling this mystery.  Here are 18 of the “60 Ways to be a Sick and Unpleasant Human Being” by Vernon Howard. *** 1.  A first requirement for…

Focus on Reality

By Vernon Howard | February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

This morning I was very inspired by Vernon Howard’s book,   Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge.  What an amazing collection of personal guides for anyone interested in a truly meaningful and happy life.  Here is an excerpt that gave me special direction today. *** FOCUS ON REALITY Suppose you are standing on a high hill with…

Observing ‘I’

By Maurice Nicoll | February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Having read this morning, a chapter from Maurice Nicoll’s  Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, Book 3 , I was set on  an insightful and instructive course of self-discovery.  What a great way to spend the day!  This chapter deals with the necessity of Observing ‘I’ in our quest to become changed…

Conquering Stress

By Murray Oxman | February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

CONQUERING STRESS The more you know about yourself – your inner-workings – the more you know about others and how to interact with them and how ‘not’ to interact with them.   This makes for smooth and easy relations whether at work, home or play. In his handbook How to Beat the Stress and Get More…

Self-Victory

By Vernon Howard | January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vernon Howard, in Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge, talks about commanding your own mind. SELF -VICTORY It is possible for anyone to command his own mind.  We do not permit strangers to enter our home and destroy valuable possessions, so why permit negative thoughts to roam destructively around our minds?  You are no more required…

Do What You Don’t Want to Do

By J Krishnamurti | January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It has been emphasized by many great teachers that any attempt to ‘fix’ ourselves is not only futile, but counter productive to our spiritual growth.   Perhaps this compelling propensity we have is due to our arrogance; we don’t want to view ourselves as under very concrete and immutable laws of nature. It is as if…

Lights Along the Mystic Path

By Vernon Howard | January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

If we are stressed out and unhappy, it is because we are not living from our True Self. Ponder these helpful ideas from Vernon Howard’s book  Cosmic Command to discover what has been waiting for us all along. *** A wise plan for knowing who you are is to first discover who you are not,…

Attract Your Good

By Vernon Howard | December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

See the difference between thinking of the following ideas and thinking from them.  It is thinking from them that attracts your good. *** 1.  Choose not to be harmed–and you won’t feel harmed.  Don’t feel harmed–and you haven’t been. -Marcus Aurelius 2.  Let go.  Don’t hesitate to just let go.  Do not think or contrive…

Just Observe

By J Krishnamurti | December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jiddu Krishnamurti comments on self-identifying, understanding and a mind deeply observant. *** Being aware does not mean learning and accumulating lessons from life; on the contrary, to be aware is to be without the scars of accumulated experience.  After all, when the mind merely gathers experience according to its own wishes, it remains very shallow,…

Revelation to Elevation

By Maurice Nicoll | December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This excerpt is by Maurice Nicoll, taken from The Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, Vol. 2.  It has to do with psychological entropy, or in other words, a state in which “We cannot apply ourselves to anything and so cannot take in any new impressions.  We never try to learn anything…

Angry?

By Vernon Howard | November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

ANGRY? Recently I re-read Vernon Howard’s booklet,  Conquer Harmful Anger: 100 Ways.  It’s loaded with helpful insights into why we all suffer daily.  After reading on the internet of someone’s angry response to a life situation in which this person thought he was  helping himself, I realized that in reality he was hurting himself.  The…