“In separateness lies the world’s great suffering. In unity lies the world’s true strength.” -Buddha
When we realize the union that we have with all things, we become powerful beyond measure, it is when we separate ourselves and view ourselves as a lone entity, that we suffer most!

“I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.” -Jonathan Winters

Our success deeply depends on our own ability to take the actions necessary to achieve what we are trying to accomplish!

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” ~Art Linkletter
We must try to be in control of our circumstances, rather than let our circumstances control us!

“The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.” –Ann Landers

It is the beautiful soul that wants nothing from you, but still offers peace, love, and kindness!

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
It is those tough times in life when we have major challenges, that we can truly have the most profound spiritual and emotional growth!

Trying to get even with someone who has done us wrong is useless, and will only put us in the way of more harm. Instead, let the universe take care of those things, it will do it in a better way, than we ever could! We need to get ourselves away from there, release those feelings and thoughts, and focus instead on giving back to the people who HAVE done us well, or will do well for others!

“Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.” -Unknown

The will of God is of course to have peace in the world. If we are in a place where there is not peace, then we are not in alignment with God’s will!

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” – Henry Ward Beecher
We must always try to keep a sense of humor about even the most delicate things; because it tends to smooth out rough edges and make the tougher journeys more tolerable!

“I cured with the power that came through me. Of course, it was not I who cured, it was the power from the Outer World, the visions and the ceremonies had only made me like a hole through which the power could come” -Black Elk (Indian Mystic)
When we work our magic, and create our miracles, the power is not coming from us, but THROUGH us!

“What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.” –Jesus Christ
We always need to remember that it is our decisions and actions that make us who we are, not how much wealth or how many things we’ve accumulated! We need to make sure that our decisions and actions are reputable, and stand for the highest good of all concerned!

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” -Buddha
The direction of our anger, or any of our energy for that matter, has a boomerang effect, it comes back at us!

‘We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” -Mother Teresa
Many times the energy that we give out, has a chain reaction effect! It’s true in more ways than one, when they say a smile can go a long way!

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay
We have the power to continually make choices to change the direction and re-invent our lives!

“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” -Deepak Chopra
From a spiritual perspective, if we do not open our heart to others, we ourselves suffer, for we get spiritually weaker!

“Do…or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda as written in “The Empire Strikes Back”
When we are in the act of trying to accomplish something, we are not there yet; but continuing to try, will lead us where we want to go!

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” -Buddha
All of the words of wisdom that we’ve read in all of the books that are available, are all useless, unless we can comprehend them and incorporate them into our lives!

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

We must not allow anything to stop us on our quest for what we desire! We just need to make sure that what we desire is right and good!

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real, must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Peace has nothing to do with your external circumstances, it is about what you know and own from inside of you!

Questioner: How are we to treat others?
There are no others! -Ramana Maharshi

We must always treat others as we would wish to be treated! We are all connected! It is our own self-limitations and illusions that make others seem separate from us!

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.’ II Corinthians 5:7” – Jesus Christ
Our Steps should always be taken in faith of what we believe in our hearts, not based on what is perceived to be!

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