Accomplishments

                        (from Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge by Vernon Howard) “A teacher said to his audience, ‘We have been studying together for six months.  By this time our intended accomplishments should be clear.  Please give them to me in single sentences.’  The students responded:…

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Inner and Outer

By watching my day and seeing how life unfolds, I notice the inner and outer world are exactly the same.  Vernon Howard speaks on this in Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge: Inner and Outer ‘There is a teaching I wish to grasp more fully,’ stated Alan. ‘The inner and the outer are the same.  What…

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Light of Self-Honesty

The Light of Self-Honesty Keith stated, “All of us sense the power of self-honesty.  How can we make it work for us?” “When  a man takes an unpleasant fact about himself as a fact, and not as a hurtful criticism, it ceases to be a fact.  This is mental magic.  Suppose a deceitful man is…

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The Single-Most Important Question Any Human Being Can Ask

The Single-Most Important Question Any Human Being Can Ask         (an excerpt from a talk given by Vernon Howard)   “Am I willing as a human being here on this earth to understand that I’m living in unconscious self-conceit, and do I want to go above that? Now there it is! You…

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Five Magic Steps

Your Five Magic Steps to Truly Victorious Living (an excerpt from Pathways to Perfect Living by Vernon Howard) Esoteric wisdom quickly defeats whatever now defeats you.  To gain this wisdom, let’s examine the five steps to victory: 1. The Event 2. The Disturbance 3. The Endurance 4. The Awakening 5. The Victory Presently, you may…

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Accept the Correction (audio)

ACCEPT THE CORRECTION (Excerpt from a talk by Vernon Howard) Have you noticed how comfortable this society that you live in is with its wrongness?  Real slow now, so you can see the whole story.  Have you noticed how comfortable people are in their misery? Think of the word ‘settled’,  that will make it clear. …

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Another Way

As a child and young adult,  I was surrounded by people who were suffering terribly, yet assured me that if  I continued on the path they had followed, I would eventually reach a place of relief and peace.  Even though it was apparent to me at the time that they had not attained that ‘good…

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How Dreams May Be Made to Come True

How Dreams May Be Made to Come True (from Pathways to Perfect Living by Vernon Howard) Do you notice something interesting about the preceding ideas?  Do you see how many of them go against your present concepts?  That is good.  It means that they can produce the results opposite to those you have been getting.…

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You Can Know

You Can Know the Right Thing to Do (from Esoteric Path to a New Life by Vernon Howard) People constantly cry out, “But what shall I do?”  The answer is that you have nothing to do but be yourself, which means to stop being the stranger that goes around masquerading as you and spilling you…

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Spiritual Alchemy

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…

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Self-Victory

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…

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Angry?

Angry Sea

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…

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