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Happiness Itself

By Vernon Howard | September 6, 2018 | 4 Comments

The first time I read a Vernon Howard book, I felt a load of bricks come off my back. I kept the book with me, and the moment I felt the slightest tugging of anxiety, I would refer to it and it never failed to set me on course in the right direction. I can’t…

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Higher Understanding

By Vernon Howard | April 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Higher Understanding (by Vernon Howard) When you begin to see that you have created your world in your own image, it will shock you. Here is an exercise for you – when you are pained (I can’t begin to tell you what a marvelous change this will make in your life) – every time you…

Humiliation is Your Salvation (audio)

By Vernon Howard | April 6, 2018 | 1 Comment

For a Truth-Seeker, nothing is ever wasted. Each physical disturbance, personal conflict, life crisis; in short, every troubling event in our lives has special meaning for us. In fact, anything that can shake us out of our everyday, hum-drum stupor is irreplaceable. More than anything else, it is our very pain and suffering that can…

Imagination and Vanity

By Maurice Nicoll | March 26, 2018 | 5 Comments

I was doing my chores this morning and noticed that the mind was not satisfied being there. It wanted to lure me away from the present moment. In the following excerpt from The Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, Book 2, Maurice Nicoll speaks on the danger of imagination. *** We all…

How Self-Insight Advances

By Vernon Howard | March 18, 2018 | 4 Comments

How Self-Insight Advances (from There is a Way Out by Vernon Howard) “‘Tell us something about the process of self-enlightenment.’ “Happily, one insight leads to the next. See how uncomfortable you are with people and you see how you have unnecessarily made yourself their slave. See the need to stop pretending and you see how to end…

Just One Thing Happening

By Vernon Howard | March 6, 2018 | 4 Comments

                                                                                 Just One Thing Happening (an excerpt from a Vernon Howard lecture) Shall I tell you…

Sex & Sweethearts

By Vernon Howard | February 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

There are definite and unbreakable laws governing sex and  sweethearts.  The wise man or woman can save years of grief by learning to live from them.  Here are four of these rules from SEX and SWEETHEARTS by Vernon Howard. 1.  A high-level person and a low-level person may make contact but they cannot form a…

Rise Above the Problem

By Vernon Howard | February 1, 2018 | 4 Comments

Rise Above the Problem       (2 excerpts from Vernon Howard) “There may be times when a problem in finances or human relations seems like a mountain in comparison to the particle of truth you presently possess. Don’t believe it; not for one second. Behind that particle is the Whole Truth, which does not…

Daily Exercise

By Vernon Howard | January 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

Daily Exercise (by Vernon Howard)   Just sit in a quiet place and watch yourself. Notice the thoughts that stream through your mind, observe your emotional moods, be aware of your posture, notice whether you are relaxed or tense. Just be alert to everything possible, including the sound of a passing car or the smell…

Thought Watching

By Vernon Howard | January 5, 2018 | 4 Comments

Thought Watching (an excerpt from a Vernon Howard talk) “You concentrate at the start by taking a specific worry, a specific haunting. That person you know that you had a difficulty with in some way, I want you to notice how a picture of that person comes up into your mind, right? Physical picture. How…

A Note on Self-Justifying

By Maurice Nicoll | December 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

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…

Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna

By Sri Ramakrishna | December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  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…

Pursuing Every Thought to the Root

By J Krishnamurti | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

  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,…