…Don’t hesitate to challenge any negative feelings you discover within yourself. That is a giant step toward their dismissal. Over many years of lecturing and counseling, I find many people hesitant to question their negative condition. They fear there may not be an answer. But we must dare to ask anything and everything, especially when suspecting that the answer may be contrary to our present opinion. This gradually awakens the intuitive self which explains everything to us.
What a pleasure to hear someone frankly admit a confusion in order to clear it! Example:
“I don’t understand. You say that emotional pains are caused by illusion. Illusion or not, I feel the pain!”
“A man certainly suffers from a frightening nightmare, but when he wakes up, where is the suffering?”
Whenever confronted by a particularly disturbing emotion, you may wonderingly inquire, “Is it really possible to arise above this?” With perfect assurance, you may tell yourself, “Yes, even this.”
-Vernon Howard The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power
“This world is a bridge: a bridge from time to eternity. It is not the ultimate reality, but only a transition. Therefore, pass over the bridge, and don’t build your home on it.” – Author unknown
21. GO SERIOUS Here is how to rightly meet anger from other people. Go serious. This means to not accept hurt or confusion as an answer to their anger, for these emotions are dizzy, not serious. A special and pleasant kind of seriousness exists in you and for you, like a strong mountain cabin unhurt by a pounding storm. When you go serious, you detach useless emotions from the crisis, which leaves you in charge. Go serious.
– Vernon Howard Conquer Harmful Anger 100 Ways