You Can Know

You Can Know the Right Thing to Do

(from Esoteric Path to a New Life by Vernon Howard)post-11

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 into one heartache after another.

When you are yourself, the question of what to do will never arise, you simply flow.  In this free flowing there is no separation between you and whatever comes your way.  Because you are one with all of life, there is nothing to question, nothing to decide, nothing to fight.  In this state of understanding the entire world is yours.


Inner Life Exercise

The world is your classroom.  Use it as such.  Observe how anxiety and confusion dominate the people you know.  Then notice how unhappiness and pretense go together.  Then see even deeper.  See that unhappy people live in pretense because they don’t know what else to do.  They actually believe that pretense is essential to their survival.

The fact is, pretense is just another prison bar preventing wholeness.  The very awareness of this is an invitation to wholeness.



  1. Gina on September 22, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    “The world is your classroom. Use it as such.” If you don’t like your life or what you are receiving from your efforts, know that we attract everything we need. And it doesn’t matter what “I” want. Ask the light to reveal more. And to humble me to the level of reception.

  2. Terry on September 23, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Study yourself, know yourself, and then be yourself. That is all you need to know. Your non-pretentious being will guide you perfectly through all situations, throughout your life. Thank you, Vernon, for all of your sage advice. Let each of us discover the truth of this for ourselves.

  3. Steve on October 7, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Break the evil, hurtful cycles of repeating those bad habits by not answering them with your old solutions. Seeing they don’t work and never have is your 1st step into more heavenly states of mind. Work at seeing. You reach a point where you take a whole different attitude to all your problems and then life becomes a pleasure. Problems still may arrive but you have no more time for wallowing in them. Real solutions do exist.

  4. lisa on October 8, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Think of your life like going down the river in a small boat with beautiful surroundings all-around. We have an oar to keep from crashing into rocks and staying away from rapids. The current will take us where we are meant to go, but we must remain alert. The oar is awareness.

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