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Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Emotional sickness is avoiding reality at any cost. Emotional health is facing reality at any cost.
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the making of action in spite of fear.
Mental health is an ongoing process of dedication to reality at all costs
The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.
Human beings are poor examiners, subject to superstition, bias, prejudice, and a PROFOUND tendency to see what they want to see rather than what is really there.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up--that growing is an ever ongoing process.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
The key to community is the acceptance, in fact the celebration of our individual and cultural differences. It is also the key to world peace
We cannot even let the other person into our hearts or minds unless we empty ourselves. We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.
Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other.
When you consider yourself valuable you will take care of yourself in all ways that are necessary.
God creates each soul differently, so that when all the mud is finally cleared away, His light will shine through it in a beautiful, colorful, totally new pattern.
There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.
Integrity is never painless.
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
We are most often in the dark when we are the most certain, and the most enlightened when we are the most confused.
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
Life is a series of problems. Do we want to moan about them or solve them?
Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and wisdom.
God wants us to become himself or herself or itself. We are growing toward Godhood. God is the goal of evolution.
I define love thus: The will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth.
The will to grow is, in essence, the same phenomenon as love. Genuinely loving people are, by definition, growing people.
Going into the unknown is invariably frightening, but we learn what is significantly new only through adventures.
By far the most important form of attention we can give our loved ones is listening... True listening is love in action.
When we teach ourselves and our children discipline, we are teaching them and ourselves how to suffer and also how to grow.
Commitment is inherent in any genuinely loving relationship.
Everything that happens in life is there to aid our spiritual growth.
The best decision-makers are those who are willing to suffer the most over their decisions but still retain their ability to be decisive.
When we love something it is of value to us, and when something is of value to us we spend time with it, time enjoying it and time taking care of it.
Self examination is the key to insight, which is the key to wisdom
True love is not a feeling by which we are overwhelmed. It is a committed, thoughtful decision.
The principal form that the work of love takes is attention. When we love another person we give him or her our attention; we attend to that person's growth.
As Benjamin Franklin said, 'Those things that hurt, instruct.' It is for this reason that wise people learn not to dread but actually to welcome problems and actually to welcome the pain of problems.
A discussion becomes destructive when it begins to generate more heat than light.
We cannot be a source for strength unless we nurture our own strength.
As I grow through love, so grows my joy, ever more present, ever more constant.
One extends one's limits only by exceeding them.
If we seek to be loved - if we expect to be loved - this cannot be accomplished; we will be dependent and grasping not genuinely loving.
It is our task-our essential, central, crucial task-to transform ourselves from mere social creatures into community creatures.
With total discipline we can solve all problems.