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When you are selfish you only suffocate yourself. The more you can be open and joyfully celebrate in other people's successes — the more success will open for you. The more you dream for others — the more your own dreams will come true.

Conflict: Communications, Listening, Understanding

  • It is only when you learn to listen, that you will finally be heard.

  • One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

  • Listening is a receptive form of giving.

  • Make your listening equal to their need to be heard.

  • When you are open to others, you give permission to those around you, to be open to you.

  • Let your desire to be understood, be equal to your desire to understand.

  • The way to feel better is to feel heard, but to feel heard, you have to first be willing to listen.

  • There are very few shortcuts, if any. But if you are looking for best shortcut available, here it is — LISTENING.

  • Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power.

  • You never know the hearts you silently break with the words you never let them say.

  • Ignorance is rooted in certainty.

  • Everything and everyone is your teacher.

  • Everything and everyone is your teacher unless you are a poor student.

  • You can't be fully aware when you're reactive.

  • Judgement is the opposite of listening.

  • The heart of open-mindedness is listening.

  • We can only connect with others at the depth that we can connect with ourselves.

  • Make your listening equal to their need to be heard, and you will be their dearest treasure.

  • The way a message is delivered, IS the message.

  • It is a tremendous gift to simply and truly listen to another.

  • The posture of receivership is openness.

  • The way to have a calm response, is by calmly responding.

  • Awareness is power.

  • Awareness is power. The greater the awareness; the greater the power.

  • Real listening is about awareness.

  • Your message means less than the way the message is delivered, because in actuality, the way the message is delivered, IS the message.

  • Each person you meet is a lesson to be learned.

  • I see people everywhere disagreeing, who actually agree with each-other, but cannot see that they agree.

  • We do not actually know other people; we only know our judgements.

Conflict: Culture, Community, and Society

  • Ignorance is the supreme oppressor.

  • Ignorance is the supreme oppressor and tyrant.

  • The world as you believe it to exist, is largely a reflection of your judgments.

  • We do not actually know other cultures; we only know our judgements.

  • We do not actually know other nations; we only know our judgements.

  • The race of nations should not be toward arms; the race of nations is towards compassion.

  • Every massacre starts with the tongue.

  • Peace does not mean an absence of conflict, because opposition, polarity, and conflict are natural and universal laws.

  • Peace is a way of constructively handling natural conflict.

  • Conflict avoidance often causes greater conflict.

  • Conflict connects us to life, just as life connects us to conflict.

  • Nothing on earth is more unbearable than dealing with other people, that is, if you lack compassion and understanding.

  • They say our suffering is an inevitable part of the human condition; just accept it. But the greatest human skill is that of a choice maker.

  • Be the peace you seek.

  • There are possibilities that exist beyond our present "knowing," and to see those possibilities, we must abandon that which makes us feel safe.

  • People are living books. The real library of life is community.

  • They don't hate you; they just hate.

Conflict: Inner-Conflict, Inner-Peace, Self-Forgiveness, Guilt, Negative Self-Talk, and Anger

  • If you only knew how many times you were saved, by not getting what you wanted, you would be at peace with what you presently believe you are missing.

  • The feeling of being "offended" is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues.

  • The less you can be upset, the more control you have in your own life.

  • You can only be as great as your insecurity.

  • The truth is some people love to be offended; it's the drama they love best. It may not be them; it could be you.

  • If people are upsetting you because they are out of control, focus on your own upset, which is what is out of control within you.

  • People who are easily offended are usually insecure, possessive, territorial, or have controlling personalities. Understanding is superior to offense.

  • The mirror neither loves nor hates; the judging is in your eye. People are the mirrors of your life. It's not them. It's all you — everything.

  • You will solve the problems of life, or the problems of life will solve you.

  • When you demand perfection within yourself, you become more fallible.

  • Peace IS Prosperity.

  • Your limited thinking is the most insubordinate obstacle you will encounter in your life.

  • What you desire the most, can only be as real, as you can be real.

  • The most important peace negotiation, is for you make peace with yourself.

  • If you really think about it, you're the one who betrayed yourself — for not wanting to believe, what deep-down, you already knew.

  • Your own vicious thoughts about yourself are worse than legions of haters. Say, "No" — to your own hate.

  • Let your resistance, judgements, angers, and fears inform you.

  • Peace is a place where your heart is free to become the more beautiful you.

  • Your distraction is the distraction. Your distraction is the only distraction.

  • You can't be a high-roller, if you are an eye-roller.

  • Get over the guilt, or be a slave to guilt; it's your choice.

  • They say judgment day is coming, but let me tell you, for some, it's here already. The way you judge yourself can literally create your own hell. No more harsh judgements. No more self-rejection. No more self-doubt. No more self-sabotage. Ask the judge for mercy. Have mercy on yourself.

  • Depression lives and grows in the swamp of need.

Conflict: Relationships, Reconciliation, and Forgiveness

  • They will love you, misunderstand you, judge you, blame you, scorn you, and then forgive you — and it will never have had anything to do with you.

  • Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person.

  • You want them to be sorry, which is why you are miserable.

  • The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.

  • Quit wishing other people would change and instead — change yourself.

  • When you are unforgiving and carry animosity, you feed the very soul of conflict that keeps your pain alive. If you suffocate your heart with anger, all your dreams will die. The way to live again, is to forgive.

  • There is really only one true way to fix yourself, and that is to be yourself.

  • The very things you withhold from others, are the very things being withheld from you.

  • A major source of pain is wanting more for others, than they want for themselves.

  • The very things you withhold from others, are the very things you are withholding from yourself.

  • When you demand perfection of others, you magnify your own flaws.

  • As soon as you start caring about other people, other people will start caring about you.

  • Sex is a form of exploration; it is asking questions and getting answers.

  • Everything worthwhile takes time, nurturing, and love. When something isn't working, love it more, nurture it more, and give it more time.

  • You never know the hearts you silently break with the words you never say.

  • If you just begin to wish for others to be happy, your life will slowly begin to improve.

  • Real love doesn't keep score.

  • Receiving love is not about making "them" give you love, it is about becoming a loving person yourself.

  • To receive love, you must open your heart.

  • If you want to be loved, you first must open your own heart.

  • It is in the center of a stable self-love that you will find the confidence and safety you want.

  • People will always separate themselves from what they do not trust. If you want to be close to someone — protect the trust.

Conflict: Relationships, Boundaries, and Escaping

  • You best teach people about healthy boundaries by you enforcing your healthy boundaries on them.

  • When teaching someone a boundary, they learn less from the enforcement of the boundary, and more from the way the boundary is established.

  • Never give-up, and be relentless — but also with boundaries, endings, and closures.

  • Love is your infinite space of vast expansion, not someone's little box you live in, until you die.

  • Endless amounts of love and hate are available to you from others; the defining question of your life is what you let in. We ultimately allow the treatment we believe we deserve. If you want more love, then start by truly believing you deserve it.

  • Consider the possibility of healthy boundaries without struggle. Unyielding, yet calm. Strong, yet kind.

  • Some people can ONLY interface with you through your problems. Get rid of those people.

  • You have the final word for what you accept in life. Set clear expectations and boundaries, and don't be afraid to enforce them.

  • Be selfish and take good care of you first. When you are your best, you can best help others.

  • Hold your healthy boundaries. Let their frustration instruct them.

  • Sometimes when thought someone betrayed you, it was actually you, who betrayed yourself. Be honest, the signs were there for you to see, but you refused to look at them. Your inner-voice was trying to warn you, but you just wouldn't listen. If you really think about it, you're the one who betrayed yourself — for not wanting to believe, what deep-down, you already knew. Next time, listen to yourself. Next time, trust yourself.

  • You are not responsible for other people's happiness, and they are not responsible for yours!

  • The power is in balancing selfishness and caring.

  • Everyone may deserve love, but not everyone deserves your love.

  • Real spiritually is getting rid of the bs in your life.

  • Sometimes the best way to defeat someone negative is to let time do the hard work of instructing them.

  • If you are negative, unsupportive, a trash-talker, a gossiper, a nay-saying ninny, a doubt-whisper, or dream saboteur, you are likely going to live a very, very small life. Parents, spouses and friends who are guilty of this — heed this warning — in the long run, you will end-up left behind and resented. If you can't be trusted with someone's hopes and dreams, you shouldn't be trusted at all.

  • Some people just don't want to be happy, and nothing may ever make them happy. Your unhappiness could be merely because you refuse to accept their unhappiness.

  • We only allow the treatment we believe we deserve.

Communications: Super-Relationship, Super-Identity, and Super-Communications, Super-Dialogue

  • Super-relationship: the all encompassing connection that you have with life. Your relationship with everything.

  • Everything is a relationship.

  • Spirituality is a supreme inter-communication between you and everything.

  • Beyond confidence is your core identity, which elegantly negotiates all of your transactions and relationships; it is the seat of your super-relationship.

  • If thoughtfully cultivated, your super-identity will elegantly negotiate all of life's challenges and opportunities on your behalf.

  • Beyond confidence is identity, which elegantly negotiates all of your transactions and relationships.

  • Reality, that is what appears real, literally bends and expands to accommodate every quiet desire of those who realize they are the almighty seat of authority in their own life. Your free agency is the key to your own kingdom. Your heart is the supreme interface with your super-relationship, which governs every aspect of your reality.

  • Learning to truly love yourself changes your relationship with everyone.

  • People only negotiate with others at the level they believe they are worth.

  • You only negotiate your contract with life, at the level you believe you are worth.

Business: Entrepreneurship, Enterprise, and Success

  • Business should feel like falling in love.

  • Persistence is the most traveled path to success.

  • Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.

  • Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.

  • Laziness demands misery.

  • Ambition without action is fantasy.

  • Actions are living affirmations.

  • When you take care of business today, tomorrow takes care of itself.

  • Every shortcut has a price usually greater than the reward.

  • Your wishy-washy-ness becomes a life of calamity.

  • Be totally obsessed, with no attachment to the outcome.

  • When you lack focus, your life will be a similar blur.

  • I like to hear yes, more than they like to say no.

  • You have to like hearing yes, more than they like saying no.

  • Gather your yourself. Project your total intelligence, clarity, intention, and concentration into an intersection of vision, will, and faith. Your clear will and faith is the spearpoint of your mastery as a creator.

  • Quit saying you don't have time. You have time for what you make time for in life.

Business & Life: Leadership, Teaching, Mentoring, and Management

  • The task of leadership is showing people the obvious ways they can and should work together.

  • Cooperation is more elegant and energy efficient than competition.

  • Understanding is superior to offense.

  • Trust others, and you will be more trusted.

  • Anything, or anyone you love, becomes more beautiful.

  • Nothing great ever happens from thinking small, so never think small of others.

  • We produce behaviors in people through our actions and energies. In this way the people around us become reflections of our own behavioral patterns and internal energies.

  • Good people make people feel good, even if it hurts at first.

  • Success without integrity is always fleeting, or monstrous.

  • Stop aspiring and start being. The world needs you!

  • Be the proof of possibility.

  • It is a high spiritual truth that we heal or harm others with our judgements.

  • The world is starving for leaders who are not afraid to dismantle the sacred and precious beliefs, which hold us as prisoners of the past.

  • Offense, assumptions, and judgements are a waste of time and energy. Put that energy into creating your vision.

  • You are only responsible for the effort, not the outcome.

  • Cooperation is more elegant than force.

  • When people have poor confidence in the future, you can be confident, of a poor future.

  • Effective leadership demands you be selectively non-reactive to criticism and personal insult; the less reactive you can be, the more you can lead.

  • To understand the journey you have to do the walking.

  • Persistence is the most traveled path to success.

  • Real leadership sometimes involves saying no to growth, expansion, and gain.

  • Your highest purpose and calling is often really calling for your own healing.

  • The trees which are pruned watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people.

  • The challenge is trying to set people free, and help them be "successful" in the world, which are almost always opposite objectives.

  • The number one skill in life is not giving up. The second best skill, is knowing when to give up.

  • If you can't be trusted with someone's hopes and dreams, you shouldn't be trusted at all.

  • The greatest things that have ever happened in this world, had their genesis in the wake of special relationships of rare destiny.

  • Start purposefully using the challenges you are facing, as practice for the larger challenges to come.

Business: Social Media Marketing

  • There is no social media — there is only social.

  • You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity. Social media must first and foremost be — social.

  • Generosity, sharing, and actually being social are the missing virtues in social media.

  • Brand lasting power comes from the relentless production of value through integrity and passion.

Business: Technology

  • Uncommon use of common technology is one the most overlooked opportunities of the modern era.

  • The way you use technology is an extension of your depth, character, and values.

  • Use common technology in very uncommon ways.

  • Most people only use the surface of technology. Make deep use of existing technology.

  • The surface use of technology is parallel to the nature of all personal surface relationships; the barrier is fear of intimacy and closeness with other human beings.

  • You can't talk about personal development without talking about technology.

Minimalism & Simplicity

  • Minimalism means not trying to improve perfection.

  • Everything you need comes into focus when you abandon the unneeded.

Meditation, Letting-Go, Non-Attachment, Non-Control, and Surrender

  • Meditation is merely the removal of all that is not you.

  • One of the hardest recurring lessons in life is learning to let-go.

  • The way to take back control in your life, is to release the illusion of control.

  • All problems begin when we start worrying what others think of us.

  • Inner-peace is the ultimate success platform.

  • Get out of your own way. To attain, do not reach, but rather, allow that which is within you to reach.

  • You can only hide from yourself in the noise, but not in the quiet. If you truly want to get to know yourself, then get rid of the distractions. If you want to really understand what has been holding you back, then simply and calmly focus your full attention within, and observe.

  • Their expectation is your prison; your expectation is theirs.

  • When we connect with ourselves, we commune with a perfect partner for learning.

  • A new chance can begin through your inner-life by making peace with yourself through total acceptance.

  • Allow everything to inform you, but nothing to own you.

  • All talk and all chatter is the false self.

  • The source calls to you. Find a quiet place and listen for the voice of creation. Look upon the horizon and see the future of your new life, where you are again a natural soul living in joy and peace.

  • There is truth and knowledge beyond present understanding.

  • There is no happiness outside of ourselves.

  • There is no happiness outside of yourself.

  • Source truth exists in greater abundance outside of the symbolic system of words.

  • It takes an immense amount of energy and study to realize that you know nothing.

  • In a sea of trouble your calm thoughts are your lifeboat.

  • You are not experiencing life, you are experiencing yourself through life.

  • The pleasure is there; between your expectations and regrets.

  • Infinity must find an end to explore itself.

  • Attachment to the external always suffocates inner peace.

  • There is no destination except the one inside of you.

  • Learn to experience yourself without judging yourself.

  • The simple rhythms of nature are calling you. Let them wash away the clutter and distractions from your false life.

  • There is no reward beyond the moment. Each moment contains life's reward.

  • Today, I accept each moment with awareness of the total beauty that surrounds me.

  • Life's lessons are about as hard to learn as your head is hard; as your heart is hard.

  • The defining moment in my life was in learning to not resist.

  • Willfulness is often a mindset of self-battery. It's very tricky in that it can seem like strength when really it is just arrogance.

  • You can't resist the whole world. It will wear you down over time.

  • It seems like the whole purpose of life is to humble you, and made humble we certainly are — or will be.

Purpose and Meaning

  • The purpose of life is the purpose we bring to it.

  • The meaning of life is simply the meaning we give to it.

  • Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.

  • If you want meaning in your life you must give your life meaning.

  • Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.

  • If you are self-obsessed, you don't have time for other people's drama.

  • You can only find your purpose once you release the idea of a purpose. In that moment you become the perfect expression of life; your true purpose — to be yourself.

  • Instead of clicking "like" all day — really like something. Like a sunset, a hike, or a walk. Like a special moment with someone you love. Like an amazing meal. Like your life and like yourself. Like something real today.

  • If you are not on your path of purpose, you will only have misery in your life.

Recovery, Failure, Crisis, Pain, Suffering, Loss, Letting-go, Self-Esteem, Loss, Grief, Broken Hearts

  • You are so much more than your mistakes.

  • You cannot heal what you refuse to first acknowledge.

  • The only way out of your problems is straight through them.

  • Your bad habit is not who you are; your bad habit is — in the way — of who you are.

  • Crisis is Good. Crisis is a messenger.

  • Suffering is one of life's greatest teachers.

  • Every ending is creating the space and opening for an amazing new beginning.

  • People will disrespect you, lie to you, use you, and break your heart, but no one will ever hurt you more than you hurt yourself, by replaying those transgressions in your mind forever.

  • When you bare your soul you nurture your soul; this is the power of telling our stories.

  • Every challenge in your life will be easier when you can live in harmony with your own contradictions, flaws, weaknesses, and past.

  • Your inner-life is a reservoir of possibility. No matter how hopeless your current situation is — imagination and self-care can deliver you.

  • Blocking out and forgetting your childhood is a form of inner-child abandonment.

  • The ultimate pain is the one of not feeling anything.

  • It's an imperfect world, so you fit in perfectly.

  • Letting go of your painful past is how you open yourself to a wonderful future.

  • Mistakes are a sign that you are moving forward.

  • One of the most important lessons in life, is learning to turn what seems like senseless pain and suffering, into something meaningful for yourself and others.

  • People can only love you as much as they know love.

  • You don't have to have a perfect solution to begin working on your problem. Just begin with deep inner-dialogue.

  • If you are tired of drama, then you are the drama. Remember, drama requires your emotional participation.

  • It is always the things we run from or try to forget that hold us back.

  • Have compassion for people, and don't forget that you are a person; give yourself compassion too.

  • Don't dwell on sadness. Joy will take you where you want to go.

  • One of the greatest things you can learn in life is to be compassionate, but true compassion includes compassion for yourself.

  • Your struggles will either strengthen you, or destroy you — and the amazing thing is that you get to decided which it will be.

  • When you accept fallibility within yourself you, become more perfect.

  • You are strengthened by struggle, and so your darkest places are really lighting the way.

  • Accept the gift of your pain. It is more often not brilliance that that leads to peace, wisdom, and completion. Pain is also your compass in life. Unease and fear can be your guides; not angels, but your own demons.

  • Your heart is not broken. Hearts don't break. What you are feeling is growing pains. Your heart is expanding in wisdom, compassion, and strength, so one day, you can love even more.

  • Your heart is not breaking; it's expanding.

  • Your mind and body can both be beaten, but your heart is undefeatable. Lead with your heart and you will be unstoppable.

  • A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.

  • Life is a practice. When you 'fail,' you can immediately begin practicing again.

  • Even now, your darkest moments are making way for the light to arrive.

  • Maybe your life is not falling apart; maybe it's falling together.

  • Don't fearfully hold on to what needs to end. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin.

  • If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.

  • Life has dark moments, and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths.

  • The secret to permanently breaking a bad habit, is to love something greater than the habit.

  • Suffering does not always make you wiser and stronger. If you don't learn your lessons and make the effort — more suffering and a new hell awaits you. Suffering is a pointed question — asking you, if you can change.

  • Don't dwell on sadness. Joy will take you where you want to go.

  • You can co-exist peacefully with your past and present when you learn to respect your journey.

  • The people who walk away are not meant to be a part of your future. Let them go. Your life is with those who stay, and they deserve all of you.

  • Even when the strings are broken in our lives, the sweet music plays on in our hearts.

  • If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.

  • Thank you adversity. Oh, how we stretch and grow in the shadows of darkness just to reach the light.

  • I have learned that the past cannot be left behind.

  • Start the daily practice of not letting the little things bother you! If the little things ruin you, what's going to happen when the big things come along? Look at your challenges as useful. Start joyfully using the small challenges you are facing, as practice, for the larger challenges to come.

  • Maybe you love to beat yourself up and deprive yourself, and that's the real reason you are with him/her.

  • We only hurt others because we don't love ourselves. Learning to truly love yourself changes your relationship with everyone.

  • Every tear is replaced with strength.

  • Every tear you shed is replaced with steel and strength.

  • Every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength.

  • Never think you are weak if you cry. Every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength.

  • It is not a weakness to cry. Only the truly weak are afraid of tears.

  • Sometimes you have to lose everything to find the one thing that matters — yourself.

The Royal Way

  • Your highest attainment in life is to receive the gift of yourself.

  • Let us subdue the ravages of the baser-self, and aspire to the higher calling of exalting joy through compassion, for that is the one true purpose of humanity.

  • Seek for illumination of self, and then the world, through the simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love.

  • Move from viciousness to victory!

  • Move from rage to reverence, and from viciousness to victory!

  • Become a dignitary by treating others with dignity.

  • Become an ambassador of peace in your own life.

  • We should live deeply, as rich of a life as possible, to honor those who were cheated early of life's great gift.

The Royal Way: Beauty Seeking, Gratitude and Love of Life

  • Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude.

  • Throughout the ages, the arts have labored to capture the splendor of your present form through its faint creations — to honor your unreachable design.

  • You will find what you look for, so look for something wonderful!

  • You will find what you are looking for, so look for something beautiful.

  • You will always find what you are looking for, so look for something beautiful.

  • We must always strive to reflect the highest vision of ourselves.

  • As our heart soars, we fly with it! Let love take you places!

  • If you are inspired by life, you cannot help but be an inspiration.

  • Open the fullness of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.

  • Every meaningful success I have accomplished was made possible by love.

  • When you become a kinder person, the world shifts and becomes a kinder place.

  • In my world, I believe in the great beauties, the highest of which, is love.

  • When you see the world with love and respect the world changes right in front of you.

  • Whatever you're looking for, you're going to find it.

  • There is music in my heart. There is art in my heart and there is majesty in my heart, because there is love in my heart!

  • The beautiful world is just one thought away. It's already there just waiting for us to realize and to accept it.

  • The potential richness of your life shrinks or expands according to your ability to love.

  • You can train and condition your eyes, mind, and heart, to recognize unseen beauty and opportunities everywhere around you.

  • Love always was and always will be the only real answer. Why else do you think we have been taught so much hate?

  • Until you can be grateful, you are completely hopeless.

  • You've got to let love inform your every step.

  • The simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love is the invincible fire of transformation for healing the world.

  • If your life is not a love story then you are not living the life meant for you.

  • When we align with love and beauty we instantly become the answer to every problem.

  • I am hopeful because love overflows from my heart. Gratitude for beauty and life leads my way.

  • Gratitude is my privileged state of mind.

  • Have you forgotten what it feels like to be alive? The grace of life shining on you; each breath vitalizing you with possibility? Remember!

  • Take a stand: live for love, truth, beauty!

  • Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude.

  • In the instant of your choosing, a life of peace can subsume the pain, and overtake your sorrow. It is there right before you.

The Royal Way: Courtesy, Manners, Etiquette, and Kindness

  • When you are treated rudely, instead of fighting their ignorance; fight your own.

  • If you can just be kind, you will be a genius in this world.

  • Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.

  • Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.

  • In today's world simple kindness is a revolutionary act.

  • Be kind for you, not others.

  • A mistake made by many people with great convictions, is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.

  • Educate yourself. Learn everything you can, and then let knowledge yield to kindness.

  • Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.

  • No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.

  • Kindness is your essential statement of who you are, not to be reserved for those who are kind in return.

The Royal Way: Holding The Space

  • See the good in people, even if they do not see it in themselves. Hold the space for them.

  • Every beautiful thing you say to someone becomes a part of them and you.

  • To become strong, speak to people's strengths.

  • People can do anything in the space of your belief in them. People can be anyone you allow them to be.

  • Don't allow your judgements to trample over people who are trying to stand-up.

  • Let your certainty match their doubt. Hold the space for them, until they can see it with their own eyes.

  • People's lives we touch and sculpt are our most meaningful creations.

  • Don't make people feel important; make people feel their importance.

  • We must allow people the space and time of self-discovery, and trust in all that is to come.

  • Respect is a wealth you can lavishly spend on others. "Thank you" and gratitude will bless you endlessly, as a privileged state of mind.

  • I knew I was great, because humility taught me, that every person is great.

  • Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand and process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away.

  • Who are your friends and loved ones, when they are not bent and twisted around your judgments and expectations?

  • Peace for the whole world begins with a smile in your own heart.

The Royal Way: Community, Universal Commonality, Universal Bonds, Universal Worth and Value of People

  • Separateness is one of the great and tragic illusions in the world. We belong to one another.

  • We all know the true beauty of people everywhere, because we have all looked into the eyes of children, and saw ourselves looking back.

  • We are all students of the world; frail embodied consciousnesses struggling to understand, and be a meaningful part of this great, mysterious gift of life.

  • In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow, and love — together.

  • It takes creativity and work to get your needs met without using control.

  • It doesn't matter what you believe you have accomplished; if you have not loved, then you have not lived.

  • It doesn't matter who you are. Everyone's fear is equal.

  • No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man.

  • If you have a poverty of heart, then you are the poorest among the poor.

  • As long as you die knowing you did something meaningful and of service to others, that is the only accomplishment you need in life.

  • Witnessing a selfless act brings tears, to testify to us, how we should be treating others.

  • It can be scary to leave the comfort of your assumptions. It takes humility and bravery to see the world through the eyes of another.

  • Evil has no limits except the limits we set on ourselves through decency.

  • There is something beautiful in every person that never dies, no matter their misfortunes.

  • We are all wealth. We are all treasure. We are the abundance of all things. Spend yourself completely.

  • To be cruel to others is to be cruel to your own soul.

  • When we truly see each other, we can't help but to care for one another.

  • Any viciousness you inflict on another first passes through the membrane of your own sensitivity and psyche.

  • Separateness is one of the great and tragic illusions in the world.

  • We belong to each other, and separateness is one of the great and tragic illusions of life.

The Royal Way: Manifesting, Mindset, Walking in Grace and Ease, Magic Carpets, Self-Mastery, Self-Talk, Inner-Dialogue

  • Outer-mastery begins with inner-mastery.

  • You are the artist and the art.

  • Life is a practice. You are what you do each day.

  • Life is a practice, not a perfection.

  • Live life for solutions, not problems.

  • The ultimate form of attraction is to be what you want to attract.

  • You will be effortlessly filled with as much as you can open yourself to receive.

  • The cost of entry is belief.

  • If you speak often of your dreams, and positively, and passionately with enthusiasm, you will move closer to those dreams every single day.

  • Perception is the context of your reality.

  • Real success always contains an unseen essential of deep spirituality.

  • If you resist the world, the world will refuse you, but if you surrender, the world will give you everything it has to offer.

  • Passion becomes manifest, always; whether positive or negative.

  • The door of opportunity and the door of generosity are the same door.

  • Life is the wishing-well. You make a wish every day by how you live your life.

  • Your attitudes about yourself are your recurring circumstance.

  • We are more often victims of attitude than circumstance. Your attitudes about yourself are a recurring circumstance.

  • You teach others how to treat you, by how you treat others.

  • It's not about what you are thinking, it's about the way you're thinking. You have to start thinking about the way you're thinking.

  • If you believe in yourself and work with joy, passion, and patience you can live your dream — no matter what that dream looks like — it can be yours.

  • Joy is a practice, not an involuntary state.

  • Resist the vice of indulging in negativity.

  • All suffering and sickness comes from imbalance.

  • Freedom is a state of awareness.

  • The things that we talk about, are the things that we bring about.

  • The things we think about, are the things we bring about.

  • You don't get good "karma" by making yourself into a martyr. Learn how to stand-up for yourself positively, and your good karma will be delivered in that instant.

  • If you want a higher quality of life, you must first attempt to fathom the higher value and quality of your own life.

  • Every experience is seen through your mind's eye, so when you change your mind you change your entire world.

  • Any negative cynicism that you carry in your heart is your own personal declaration for failure.

  • If you want your life to be different, you have to start looking at life differently.

  • Life is a magical place when you believe in the magic of life!

  • Every external thing you desire becomes attainable through how you live your inner-life.

  • You can only have as much of something as you open yourself to receive.

  • With your breath, issue words of a new contract. Become the law creator of a new prosperity within yourself.

  • All things are possible through invitation and love.

  • If you're not thoughtful, your thoughtless creations will eventually mount against you. Our greatest nightmares are born out of our thoughtlessness. The way out of so many of our troubles is simple awareness.

  • The invitation only world is a manifestation of self-realization.

  • Life is a game that you win when you solve the puzzle of yourself.

  • Once you choose to love yourself, then everything else will begin to assemble around that core of inner-amenity.

  • Changing your mind can move you into another dimension. Passages materialize exposing a hidden world that was there all along.

  • Do not force your growth. Build an open space within yourself, with room for your soul to breathe and grow, and them give yourself time.

  • Your dream is only possible through a clear intention and patience.

  • What you hate; you create.

  • You're blessed if you do, and you're blessed if you don't!

  • We don't stop being beautiful, we stop believing we are beautiful.

  • If you "guess" and "don't know" then you are trapped there. You have to get clear if you want to move forward.

  • When you quit believing in the magic of life, you get a life without magic.

  • Blessings can only arrive through the opening you provide.

  • Quit waiting for a better life to show-up. A better life, is waiting for you to show-up.

  • Quit waiting for a better life to show-up. A better life, is waiting for you to show-up, through your better attitudes.

  • Our creations are the outward expressions of our inner truths.

  • You will be filled with as much love, wealth, and prosperity, as you can open yourself to receive. Everything is waiting for you.

  • You don't create by hating something, you create by loving something.

  • The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.

  • The world may not be smiling with you, but it certainly does smile through you.

The Royal Way: Freedom Fighters, Radical Self-Acceptance, and Reclaiming Your Birthright

  • To be a freedom fighter, you must first fight for your own freedom!

  • To be free, you must become a freedom fighter in your own life!

  • You are so much more than your culture has asked of you.

  • Start creating your world instead of letting the world create you!

  • Being "humble" — that concept is often weaponized. Don't surrender your respectful power in the name of false humility.

  • You know there's such thing as healthy pride, and you're allowed to stand in your accomplishments in life.

  • If you are fake, then everything around you will be fake. Be who you are, and let the world around you adjust.

  • You can never be great unless you are willing to destroy yourself.

  • Love without control. Love without control. Love without control. Love without control.

  • Most of what people call love is a paradigm of control. Zero control; that is true love. Real love is freedom.

  • How can you have anything real if you aren't real?

  • They don't come at you with bayonets. They have their legions, ready with JUDGEMENT.

  • Many people are unwitting members of a vast cult called popular cult-ure. To break free, merely think for yourself.

  • They are going to judge you no matter what you do, so let them judge you for your truth.

  • Be true to who you are, and let your friends adjust.

  • Be who you are and let your friends adjust.

  • Only if the world taught us we are born complete, but it seems to teach us the opposite; digging a huge hole in us that we try to fill — too often in destructive ways.

  • The power is in the balance of selfishness and caring.

  • The greatest thing you will ever do in your life is be yourself.

  • Standing in your truth is the only way to truly say thank you for the gift of life.

  • Question everything, but without being cynical.

  • Don't allow people to tell you who you are, or aren't. No one has the authority to take you away from you, or invalidate your experiences and story.

  • It's only your silence that allows the suffering to continue. You must speak your truth.

  • To live fully awake and feel fully alive and free, is the most courageous dream.

  • To love your weakness, negativity, and darkness is to accept half of who you are.

  • Suppression of love or hatred creates conflict.

  • Don't give-up on your greatest masterpiece — you.

  • Don't wait for an epiphany on your deathbed. Open your heart and mind now.

  • Become the real you; only then will you be happy.

  • Negativity is a natural part of your perfect self.

  • This very moment is your greatest adventure.

  • Open yourself to the natural and become a human again.

  • If you don't accept yourself, your suffering will be unbearable.

  • When you say you hope, what you mean, is you have doubts. Stand in belief.

  • You can remember again. You can be free. You can reclaim your innocence. You can dream again. You can awaken.

  • What is a human but a choice maker? Choices are powerful. Choices change history. Choices change the world. Remember your power!

  • Understand your power. Live dangerously. Live fearlessly. Cower before no earthly master. Know yourself. Live truthfully. Live freely. Be yourself. Love yourself.

  • Every single thing we made on this planet started with imagination. Begin to imagine your new life.

  • Your challenge in life — your number one mission, is to not let the world break your spirit.

  • The way to move forward is to simply remember; remember who you really are.

  • Hold faithfully to your unique vision and your detractors will eventually tire and give-up.

  • You have to trust in your own value if you want others to recognize your value.

  • Are negative people pulling you down? Believe in yourself. Outlast them. Persevere and they will tire out. Wear them down with your awesomeness!

  • It is essential that you follow your own idea of passion, even if to others it looks like suffering.

  • Have the heart of a poet, and the mind of a killer; one to see beauty, and the other to protect it.

  • For the achiever, the battle with critics is a slow war of attrition. Let time do the dirty work for you.

  • No matter what you do — stand up for who you are and be honest about your feelings. Even if it seems like you will be crucified for it; even if you think you will not be as successful or as liked — in the end, it's only your honesty that will have mattered.

  • In the marathon of life negativity is never as light-footed as a dreamer's sprint.

  • No-one is going to die for you, so don't let anyone to tell you how to live while you are alive.

  • Quit seeking approval, and seek approval from yourself!

  • Never be ashamed of your ferocity and power, or, of your sensitivity and gentlest emotions. Have the heart of a poet, and the mind of a killer.

  • Your inauthenticity is internalized as not being true to yourself, which is why you experience yourself as not being good enough. So, if you want to improve your self-esteem, simply be as honest as you can about who you are, and how you really feel. The way to feel better is to feel heard, but to feel heard, you not only have to speak your truth, but you also have to listen truthfully.

The Royal Way: Invisible Genius, Unleashing Genius, Engineering Genius, Unrewarded Genius, Inner Genius, Unrewarded Gifts

  • Children are everything we could have been.

  • A genius is merely a person who takes maximum advantage of the talent with which they were born.

  • Common sense will only get you a common life.

  • Uncommon sense will get you an uncommon life.

  • People favor listening over genius, and deep listening is its own type of genius.

  • Your intelligence is a fire that can illuminate any darkness. Awaken and let your mind burn so brightly! You are alive for a reason!

  • Average is a slow-motion killer of everything you could have been.

  • The essential nature of ignorance, is ignorance cannot see itself.

  • It is only when you accept who you truly are that you can access the potential of who you could be.

  • If you will get out if your own way, your natural genius will appear.

  • Don't fight so hard trying to live, that you forget what you are living for; not to be a mere slave to the common and mundane, but to fully expand as the master of your deepest passion. You are alive to fulfill your calling.

  • Money cannot create what money was invented and sourced from; you already possess something more powerful than money.

  • The common person fears to think beyond the common.

  • Do you want to know how to accomplish the impossible? First, quit calling it the impossible.

  • To be a genius is to play like a child. You still are that beautiful child.

  • Everything is trying to complete itself in this world, and we are no different. Don't restrain your yearnings. Allow your heart, mind, and soul to reach!

  • Creativity flourishes where there is freedom.

  • When you are doing things for the right reasons, you do not need to play by the rules, because there are no rules for a creator walking the path of love.

  • It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used, than a powerful one that is idle.

  • Dreams usually die because of a lack of imagination, when they can no longer be imagined to be possible.

  • Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.

  • Thoughts are levers of the mind; small thoughts can exert great force. Use your mind like a crowbar on the locked door of opportunity.

  • Tiny thoughts are like mental crowbars. They can rip the closed door of your limited thinking off the hinges.

  • Success is built on clear thinking. You have to bring your thoughts to a point and maintain clear, passionate focus!

  • Muddled thoughts and intentions create a muddled life. Get clear.

  • Quit just thinking about topics, and start thinking about the way you're thinking.

  • You have to start thinking about the way you are thinking. How you think is more important than what you know.

  • Think about the way you're thinking.

  • Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.

  • Curiosity is one of the great secrets of genius.

  • Nothing great ever happens from thinking small.

  • Real limitations can be reasonably challenged and expanded, but a hobbled mind is not going anywhere.

  • Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.

Understanding and Compassion for Viciousness, Meanness, Rage, and Anger

  • The more out of control someone is, the more they try to control others.

  • When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves. Viciousness is suffering.

  • Some people are not addicted to drama, they truly just do not know how to move through their pain and let-go.

  • Anyone who hates anyone, only hates themselves.

  • Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people.

  • When someone feels hopeless they act with despair, which leads them to even more negative behaviors and situations. If you want to truly give someone a chance — give them hope.

Wellness, Health, Weight-loss, and Food

  • I was holding the spoon like one holds a loaded revolver to their head.

  • Simple foods connect with your body's needs in complex ways.

  • Love foods that sustain and protect you, and love you back.

  • Your body will heal itself, through gentle and peaceful cooperation with the inherent wisdom and intelligence within.

  • The keys to health and weight-loss: stress reduction, sleep, deep breathing, clean water, complete nutrition, sunshine, walking, stretching, meditation, love, community, laughter, dreams, perseverance, purpose, humility, and action.

  • Your health is a long-range investment that will pay-off when you need it most.

  • Health is a priceless wealth. Invest while you can.

  • One of the most radical and revolutionary things you can do is grow your own food and eat from the land.

Wilding Minds: Domination Culture, War-Consciousness, Passive-Violence, Structural-Violence, Repression, and Control

  • Many an injustice is presented as a solution and gift.

  • Intelligence is often worshiped, even when that intelligence allows unfathomable injustice and suffering to occur under its smart watch.

  • The real one-percent, are the informed.

  • Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.

  • The way you keep your freedom safe is by keeping it safe for others.

  • Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say a mirror of madness.

  • Sometimes, confusion communicates more clearly, than clarity.

  • An economic system is nothing more than a value system for exchange. Are we really a values based ethical society? Does our economic system we practice reflect that we truly care about others, or that we strip people to the bone cent by cent?

  • Carefully question the sources of your deepest animosity toward your perceived enemies. They may not be enemies at all. A very large percentage of our conflicts are cultivated between us by manipulation to misdirect our attention, and to control us. We are all being played against one-another. Our hate is produced; our common love is the truth.

  • Information is controlled because the free flow of truth is not always expedient for those wishing to maintain control.

  • Utopia begins with durable goods.

  • Materialism has nothing to do with coveting expensive goods. Materialism is anything leading to a landfill being full.

  • Lust for possession and greed has ravaged the soul of humanity like a great cancer.

  • A great deal of struggle and sorrow in the world comes from misguided feelings of pride of ownership and possessiveness, versus the humble spirit of stewardship as common temporary inheritors of the great resources of earth.

  • My savage indignation toward injustice is proportionate to my profoundly reverent connection with beauty.

  • Inside of every good person there is also something very wild. Embracing your wildness can bring you the most peace. Self-repression will eventually, and deeply, destroy your peace.

  • We are what we think about and meditate on. Look around people! America is a buffet of violence; a total immersion.

  • We are what we think about and meditate on. Look around people! The World is a buffet of violence; a total immersion.

  • The false world is full of illusions and misery.

  • Most worldly goals for so-called success, are soul traps similar to quicksand. Navigate success ever so carefully.

  • Don't retreat. Rush into life while you still can!

  • The trappings of success bring the opposite of success in the ways most meaningful to people's lives.

  • Beware! Success is not what you think it is. It's a trap. Proceed toward 'success' with extreme caution.

  • Become dangerously open to all points of view. Are you dangerously open, or safely closed?

  • The public good must be balanced with private interests.

  • A culture that has destroyed freedom and beauty must itself be destroyed. Hold the line for beauty.

  • Children playing while in the background the TV blares with screams, gunfire and rape-murder scenes. It seeps in.

  • TV is a pornographic cacophony of violence, death obsession, screams, gunfire and drama. You think it's fine because you are damaged.

  • Television turns their family living room into meditative den of death and violence worship.

  • Our minds of infinite possibilities have been plowed, seeded and cultivated by every word, institution and sacred belief we hold dear, to produce a foul harvest of exclusion, apathy, brute domination, and death.

  • Support what is good and spit out what is bad. Get off of your knees and reject the role of slave to the culture of divisiveness.

  • The battles once waged over outer territories, rage on still for the inner-territories of our hearts. The fight for liberty never ends.

  • Do not be a 'go along, get along' person when it comes to the suffering of others. Integrity is not a popularity contest. Stand for love!

  • It is very informative how we treat that with no defined legal rights. The essence of respect is more vital than the letter of respect.

  • Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it.

  • Most so-called success in the world is slavery.

  • One of the most important things one can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught.

  • Quitting a job can be like an exorcism where you cast out a demon. The demon is the foreign spirit who occupies you, through your occupation.

  • When you suppress your darkness you also suppress your light.

  • The fish does not know it is wet. We are similarly immersed in violence. The violence is in our hearts. The enemy is within.

  • The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.

  • You have to push your boundaries. The rest of your un-lived life, is on the other side of your boundaries.

  • The secret to unseating great power, is not always moving the other direction, but to compete directly against their goals.

  • The success of a civil order should not be judged by its most affluent members, but by the standard of living of its poor.

  • The true nature of a human being is not compatible with the so-called civilized world.

  • There are many paths beyond the rules of limited thinking. Trust your instincts!

  • Violent consumption demands violent production.

  • What is amazing and revolutionary today will be oppressive tomorrow.

  • If you don't have a plan, a plan will be provided for you, by someone with a plan.

  • If you don't have a plan in life, you will be incorporated into someone else's plan.

  • Believe it or not, you and your enemies want many of the same things and share many values.

  • Common ground is the life-raft in a turbulent sea of extremisms. Our common hopes are our only hope.

  • There is no enemy that respect and love will not conquer. The moral authority for survival comes from respect.

  • The moral authority for survival comes from respect.

  • All nations that perished, did so because they lost moral authority. Basic decency is survival.

  • Modern-day freedom is like a roomy cage; just enough choice-space where the animal doesn't go wild, and feels free.

  • Western 'freedom' is a sophisticated form of control. Your awareness is the check and the balance.

  • Freedom is the most sophisticated form of control. The best lies use the truth; the ultimate lies use the ultimate truth.

  • It is so heartbreaking what we do to children in this world; how they are destroyed.

  • The world is not what it is supposed to be. We are tragically off course.

  • They say just give up; that the world cannot be changed, but never forget that everyday, you have the power to change someone's world.

  • They say the world has always struggled with injustice and always will. But change is more possible than ever before.

  • You are free. Your mind belongs to you. Your thoughts are yours. Honor the sacred territory of your freedom and individuality. Resist for those who cannot.

  • For a world full of universities, brilliant people, and clever corporations, it sure is a pit of hell and sorrow for billions. How smart is that?

  • We are our own worst enemy, and make no mistake, we are destroying ourselves with our divisiveness. Look for yourself in others.

  • Life is simply a thought. Didn't you know we made it all up? Don't you know it can be different?

  • People on corporate conveyor belts, like animals in slaughter-chutes, are all part of the same big massacre of joy.

  • Because of propaganda induced cognitive dissonance, many people hate themselves and don't even know it.

  • Are you free or were you sold a facsimile of freedom?

  • Most people know nothing about freedom; only the facsimile of freedom into which they were inculcated.

  • America has a unique type of poverty that looks like wealth.

  • America has a unique type of slavery that looks like freedom.

  • The revolution of today is the oppression of tomorrow.

  • The starting point to freedom is to begin questioning the cultural narrative you have been sold.

  • All identification is for control and ownership.

  • No matter how awakened you are, the conditioning roots are deep; very deep. Reclamation is a constant process.

  • Revolution starts in the mind. Question everything!

  • When you are born into bondage you can't see the prison.

  • Quit lying to yourself and accept your power and beauty. Liberate yourself from the slow-death you call life.

  • Governments are the deadliest terrorist organizations that have ever existed, if body count means anything.

  • The system wears a mask of civility, yet will quickly reveal its true nature in the form of magnificently-purposed violence when needed.

  • Abusers are committed to preserving the myth of their monopoly on violence. Violence belongs to everyone.

  • Governments are committed to preserving the myth of their monopoly on violence. Violence belongs to everyone.

  • Would it be violent to rush into the forest, and de-claw every lion, and muzzle their roar? What about your defenses, powers, and voice?

  • Peace is not a submissive posture, it is a choice from a place of total power — otherwise it is not peace. Real peace requires real power.

  • Accept all of yourself. What you hide is your path to freedom. Being balanced and in possession of all of yourself will bring peace to your painful disproportions.

  • Stay in the middle of the bell-curve of social norms and follow along, or you will find out about the freedom you never really had.

  • Ignorance is the supreme oppressor and tyrant.

  • Ignorance is the supreme oppressor!

  • The pinnacle of human consciousness must be the rejection of unhealthy competition, war, and violence.

  • Revolution is simple. It's like a breath; out with the old, and in with the new.

  • Freedom only exists in the choice. When you don't have the choice, you are not actually free.

  • Class based observational selection bias prevents people from seeing others outside of their class group; they become practically invisible.

  • Oh, how we could blossom and bloom, if we didn't have to fight to the death to merely exist!

  • Without compassion — capitalism is a murder-suicide mission.

  • Freedom is everything; being free from falsehood, fear, control, and your own demons.

  • Did you play by the rules and work hard, but feel empty and unfulfilled? It's because you were lied to.

  • A democracy of mean and ignorant people is just as scary as any other horrible form of government.

  • Any profession you engage in, no matter how profitable, unless it is truly helpful and good for others, is a crime against your soul, and the world.

  • Deeply-rooted beliefs are one of the many consequences of intellect, and also of ignorance; and telling one from the other is sometimes impossible.

  • Deeply-rooted conditioning has perverted us. We are the culture of violence. We must always look at ourselves.

  • Do not believe the road signs. There is no 'one way.' If it's your truth then it's the right way.

  • Challenge authority; the authority of your own rational convictions.

  • Be dangerously open to all points of view.

  • If this is a smart world then I want to be stupid.

  • Knowledge may be power, but without wisdom and compassion, it will never be the solution.

  • Letters and arts are the only acceptable theatre of war for the sake of peace.

  • Nothing can be done to you without your permission.

Word Power: Words, Codewords, Decoding, and Writing

  • When you speak and affirm, you are creating a verbal contract with yourself.

  • Words of affirmation are powerful. Words change lives; words and ideas change the world.

  • Set a goal, write it down, and get started. Don't think forever. Don't plan forever. Don't dream forever. Dreaming is not enough without the doing!

  • Poetry can bridge that gap between what is solid and what is suggested; poetry can pull cogent meaning from the veiled truths outside of reason's grasp.

  • Good poetry does not exist merely for the sake of itself, but rather, is a byproduct of yearning and growth; great poetry canonizes that yearning for the growth of others.

Unsorted

  • There is no comeback to listening.

  • Most happiness in a meaningful sense, is the absence of being cruel to oneself.

  • You cannot have, nor do you deserve any success, you do not deeply wish for others.

  • Trust does not mean you're going to do as I expect, trust means you are safe with me, even when you don't.

  • One of the greatest gifts we can give another, is to allow them to be themselves in our presence.

  • Get out of the slime and into the sublime!

  • There are only things that will distract you, until you become truly happy.

  • Destroy anything within yourself that is not the true art.

  • If you want powerful friends, then make your friends powerful.

  • Hate is only blindness. If we could truly see each other, there would be no hate.

  • Hate is only blindness. If we could truly see each other, there would be no hate.

  • Don't denounce yourself; announce yourself!

  • Disarmament must begin with disarming our pride, resentments, suspicions, and fears.

  • Change comes from confrontation. You must confront yourself, or be confronted!

  • Why don't you listen to them unconditionally, instead of loving them unconditionally?

  • Listen to them unconditionally, before you try to love them unconditionally.

  • Learn to receive. People derive meaning from serving. Don't take the joy of service away from people.

  • You want to be wrong! You love being wrong! Because, being wrong means you get to learn something new.

  • Success arrives to the extent of your humility.

  • The way to peace is through ideological disarmament.

  • Stay away from bored people.

  • Take indecisive action.

  • Calm, polite apathy has slowly suffocated our humanity.

  • You must fight to keep your beauty alive!

  • Don't talk about your faith; be your faith.

  • Let your actions do the talking. Don't talk about your faith; be your faith.

  • Lying to someone else, is a step up, from lying to yourself. There is nowhere lower than not being honest with yourself.

  • You can't get what you want unless you know what other people want.

  • If you put yourself in trouble before they do, you're still in command.

  • More than any other act of devotion, listening is at the heart of all spirituality.

  • More than any other act of devotion, listening is the most loving.

  • Listening is at the heart of all spirituality.

  • Save the world by starting with yourself.

  • Save the world starting with yourself.

  • If you want to save the world — start with yourself.

  • If you want to save the world — start with saving yourself.

  • I'd rather you impress me, than love me.

  • Quit calling it negative feedback, and instead call it helpful feedback. Nothing matters except criticism.

  • Crazy is your playground. Sanity is the place you go to die.

  • Speak ever so kindly, to and of — yourself.

  • Any discipline, when not voluntary — is coercion.

  • Don't be fooled by a moment; your pattern is what IS.

  • People are what we allow them to be.

  • People are only what we allow them to be.

  • Life is your mirror — do you like what you see?

  • Make decisions in your self-interest.

  • Lean into the pain. Lean into the discomfort. Dreams arrive on a cloud of discomfort.

  • You can't be brave until you are afraid.

  • Whatever we are, let's merrily be.

  • They win the second they get an involuntary reaction out of you.

  • You can only know what magic is once the magic stops.

  • Who needs certainty, when you have faith.

  • When you move your body, you move your mind.

  • Trouble and boundary pushing is the only thing that matters.

  • You don't know it, but you died when you stopped getting in trouble.

  • You don't need confidence. Insecurity can work too. It's not that I'm confident, it's that I severely lack confidence — in not moving forward.

  • Civil disagreement takes guts, while trashing someone is the act of a coward.

  • Second-guess your programming, or be forever cast into a statue of your present self.

  • When I was twenty, all of my friends were sixty.

  • If you want to move forward get better friends. If you can't find any, find some dead ones — writers, thinkers, and cult-ure changers.

  • How do you advance the space? You be the advanced space.

  • You can look at the rainbow, but you can't have the rainbow. If you put it in a box, it's no longer a rainbow.

  • Don't be with someone for their limitations, be with someone for their potential.

  • Just give me something real.

  • Just give me one real thing.

  • You want something real? You can only have something as real as you are.

  • You can only have something as real as you dare to be.

  • Be yourself, but the self you've always dreamed of.

  • Whether there's anybody in there or not, depends on who's knocking.

  • Learn to be disappointing, without disappointing yourself.

  • I am a big believer in the virtue of properly allocated selfishness.

  • Properly allocated selfishness is a virtue.

  • Don't wait for health care reform. You are the reformer in your own life.

  • Don't wait for health care reform. You are the reformer in your own health and care.

  • Your wish for the success of others will be granted — in your own life.

  • This is how you really divide and conquer, you create two words; one called economics, and one called government.

  • Be positive, but hedge your bets on misery.

  • Your mind is like a bombed city. Meditation is how you rebuild.

  • When your mind can go places theirs can't — you're the boss.

  • When you can entertain thoughts they can't — you're in charge.

  • It's amazing what money can't do.

  • They don't hate you; they just hate.

  • They don't judge you; they just judge.

  • They don't hate me; they just hate.

  • You have almost made it there, but will never arrive, because every step is its own destination.

  • If you need to have power over someone, sometimes you have to let them feel as though they have power over you.

  • Take pleasure in every opportunity of generosity.

  • People can only be what you allow them to be.

  • Act equal, instead of angry.

  • Carry yourself as an equal, instead of a resentful subordinate.

  • Open yourself to the ocean of wisdom within you.

  • There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you.

  • You don't always have to tell people they are wrong. If you just let people talk, they may talk themselves right into their own understanding of their errors.

  • Opportunities belong to the deserving, but not if you aren't ready.

  • If you want your life to be different, you have to ask yourself, what you are going to do differently.

  • If you want to be trusted, you have to give people trust.

  • If you do everything the way you have always done it; that equals — stuck.

  • Music is honest... it only gives you, what you give it.

  • Real dominance sometimes involves allowing others to feel dominant.

  • Compassion to me, is that I do not apply morality to others; only to myself.

  • If you're worried about what people are saying, you aren't busy enough.

  • Calling someone manipulative is an aggressive form of manipulation.

  • Real freedom would be deemed a psychosis today.

  • There is no greater form of women's liberation, than what she's got in her bank account.

  • The way to make it good, is to not make it bad in the first place.

  • Everything in life is a matter of seduction or force.

  • You can only have your perception; nothing more.

  • You only receive passion equal to your own.

  • Be selfish in the service of others.

  • Be who you really are, and be of service to others, and the world will become your friend.

  • When you are analyzing someone, you are also analyzing yourself.

  • There is nothing more empowering you can do, than to see the reality of your own thoughts.

  • Life is a practice, not a perfection.

  • You dis-appointed yourself from your grand appointment, by being disappointed.

  • Don't let what you want, get in the way, of getting what you want.

  • You are not experiencing life; you are experiencing yourself through life.

  • Remaining calm — it's a superpower.

  • Remaining calm is a superpower.

  • When someone calls you manipulative, they are expressing their weakness, frustration, and justifiable fear of your superior strategy.

  • The only real battle in life is the battle with yourself.

  • Every success and failure; every pain and pleasure; every emptiness and satisfaction — only as you allow.

  • Don't flee. If you engage the moment, then you can participate, even if it is participation with an unfavorable outcome.

  • Being in control of them, requires being in control of yourself.

  • Genius is focus. Power is focus. Success is focus. Spirituality is focus. Love is focus. It's all about time and attention.

  • True non-reactivity is really about awareness, even the awareness of choosing to be reactive.

  • Non-reactivity is about choice.

  • No need to forgive them when you forget them.

  • Non-reactivity is about choice; conscious choice.

  • Once you learn how to not be reactive, you have then earned the right to be reactive.

  • Non-reactivity is not about being non-reactive, it's about being able to choose your reaction.

  • Arguing and argument is actually a good thing. The problem is that people don't know how to argue, they only know how to fight.

  • No conflict equals no knowledge. This makes conflict a greater vessel of enlightenment than peace. That is why you are sold peace.

  • Once unsupportive always unsupportive. No need to forgive when you forget.

  • To give them everything they need to love you, you must give them everything they need to hurt you.

  • Are you a victim of their words, or a victim of your internal response?

  • If you love me, give me a straight answer.

  • If you love them, give them a straight answer.

  • Do you pride yourself on your loyalty? Loyalty is based on fairness. Are you being fair to yourself?

  • Don't interrupt your curiosity to know things, by being so sure.

  • What some people call success, is really just lazy at a higher level.

  • Humility is patient because it is neither past nor forward seeking.

  • Have a good heart, that's street-smart...

  • Have a street-smart good heart.

  • If you want to reach people, you have to meet them where they are, not where you are.

  • While money may not be important to you, money is nonetheless important. Pay proper respect. If you don't respect money, money will not respect you.

  • My compassion is not as deep as your excuses.

  • Why are some people selfish? They may have been taught, but were never shown. People are selfish, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.

  • People are mean, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.

  • People are awful, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.

  • People suck, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.

  • People are cruel, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.

  • People are unforgiving, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.

  • People are selfish, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.

  • People are uncaring, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.

  • Your success will be as small, or large as your heart and mind.

  • Your life will be great — as long as you wish it to be.

  • Ignorance prefers ignorance.

  • Your mistakes are your own mentorship.

  • Only the willing and willful, get to live their own lives.

  • Kindness isn't required; just deadly precision and accuracy, with which you can decide to be kind, or unkind.

  • Be yourself, as long as you are not an idiot.

  • Why is it some people who piously never break any rules, so easily breaks hearts?

  • Penny-pinchers tend to be grudge holders.

  • Where some people were born to say, NO — I was born to hear, YES.

  • You have to like YES, more than they like, NO.

  • Only not seeing your truth can keep you from your greatness.

  • Spirituality is dangerous because it gives people ideas about things, they often don't have the understanding to obtain.

  • Have a wealth of integrity with a wealth of means.

  • You make real for yourself, what you see in other people.

  • What if you make real for yourself, what you see in other people?

  • You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity.

  • Entrepreneurship is your passport to freedom.

  • You are rich because the world is rich with opportunities.

  • Reject the notion that there are not good people in the world.

  • What is called freedom is like a roomy cage; just enough choice-space where the animal doesn't go wild, and feels free.

  • Freedom would, of course, be the most sophisticated form of control.

  • Pretend and act — like yourself.

  • Happiness is busyness.

  • Boredom is a starving, for life.

  • Boredom is your consciousness nagging you to not waste your life.

  • Bored and unhappy usually go together. Get the message? Get busy.

  • People who often say they are bored, are also people who are often unhappy.

  • Boredom in a warning sign.

  • Uncertainty is the state of the world, not your mind!

  • Don't strive for certainty, but act with certainty.

  • The thing that stands in the way of most people getting what they want, is they don't really want anything — they just like the idea.

  • Don't let your deliberations become debilitations. Take action.

  • Quit wondering what you should do, and just do, even if it's the wrong thing. The wrong things will lead you to the right things, but doing nothing will lead you nowhere.

  • The trick is becoming aware, of that which you are unaware.

  • Start thinking about the way you are thinking. How you think is more important than what you think.

  • Your life is limited by your perception.

  • Do not disrespect their disrespect. Let them teach themselves in the mirror of your grace.

  • When they are rude, give them grace.

  • Power begins with knowing it's ok to be wrong.

  • You are your own unexplored universe.

  • People who are not generous, don't receive generosity — they blame life as cruel, but the cruelty is their own.

  • Happiness begins with acknowledging that you are good enough, whether you are happy, or unhappy.

  • If you don't respect money — money will not respect you.

  • Half-in will not get you anywhere.

  • Boredom is a form of starvation — starving for life.

  • Boredom is starvation — starving for life.

  • You have permission to do well, and to be successful.

  • You don't have to be decisive to act with decisiveness.

  • Act with certainty in your goal to make a good life for yourself, and to have power.

  • Consult with yourself, but only for advice leading to action.

  • If you want to create a dream life, you first have to dream.

  • If you want to have a dream life, you must first have a dream.

  • Don't argue because you have an opinion; argue to discover your opinion.

  • Only argue to discover your opinion.

  • You gave them everything they needed to hurt you.

  • You have to know there is more to demand more. That's why you're kept ignorant, so you will not be demanding.

  • The best questions are also answers.

  • Excellence and beauty for all! If you do not demand it, then who?

  • The most unforgivable arrogance, is not loving yourself more.

  • You have an obligation to become the finest and highest expression of yourself.

  • Wild, unpredictable, and dangerous — IS GOOD.

  • Are you feeling stuck? You are. Stuck in the MIRACLE of life!

  • What if you are creating for yourself, what you selectively choose to see in other people?

  • You can't achieve financial success, if you subconsciously hate money.

  • You can't achieve financial success, if you secretly hate money.

  • You don't deserve financial success, if you resent people who already have it.

  • I am not in your hurry.

  • I'm not in your hurry.

  • Don't be in their hurry.

  • What bothers them doesn't bother me, which is why I move forward, while they stay stuck.

  • Grace and ease is the way. Don't be in their hurry.

  • Complements are as truthful as you allow them to be.

  • The poetry in the world, is the poetry in your heart. If you don't see the poetry, now you know where to look.

  • The beauty in the world, is the beauty in your heart. If you don't see the beauty, now you know where to look.

  • The most beautiful sounds come after silence.

  • Their discomfort will be equal to your comfort with yourself.

  • Try to fit in — with yourself.

  • Don't speak about God, so that God can be present.

  • The degree of their misbehavior is equal to the love they were deprived.

  • The unrequited love of life — life is loving you, but you are not loving it back.

  • Don't let what you could have been, be killed by what they couldn't be.

  • Success meets you halfway on a bridge called faith.

  • Until you learn to have a giving and supportive heart for others, you are not entitled to success.

  • Some people don't want to be reached, because they don't want to be disappointed. They are more content with discontentment.

  • What a beautiful world; what art, majesty, and marvels abound in every form for us to witness.

  • Friendship is one heart-choice away. We all share life's sweet gift.

  • Our commonality is the gift of life. Our differences vanish when we just remember how wonderful love and friendship feel.

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  • They need an enemy, because they don't know how to have a friend.

  • They will make you the enemy, because they don't know how to have a friend.

  • You have to suffer for anything good.

  • Suffer for someone better.

  • You're going to suffer, so suffer for someone better.

  • If you're going to suffer — suffer for someone better.

  • Suffer for something better.

  • You're going to suffer, so suffer for something better.

  • If you're going to suffer — suffer for something better.

  • Suffer for something bigger.

  • You're going to suffer, so suffer for something bigger.

  • If you're going to suffer — suffer for something bigger.

  • Hell is simply the love we don't give.

  • Not all art hangs on walls.

  • You don't need a masterplan, because you are the masterplan!

  • You don't need a master plan; you are the master plan.

  • People don't pay attention to acceptance, they only pay attention to resistance.

  • Who people introduce you to reveals what they think of you.

  • If you are not pushing people's boundaries — you're subject to theirs.

  • If you don't push people's boundaries — you will be subject to theirs.

  • If you don't find what you're looking for, be what you're looking for.

  • If you haven't found what you're looking for, be what you're looking for.

  • You might not be able to win over your enemies, but you can win over the people around them.

  • Give your life to questions; not answers.

  • Judge the culture, but have compassion for the individual.

  • Suffer more now so you don't suffer more later.

  • Never betray someone who likes themselves and their time alone.

  • You can respect why a person believes something, without believing it.

  • I can respect why a person believes something, without believing it.

  • People believe in corporate logos more than God.

  • God will not save you from yourself.

  • Even God can't save you from yourself.

  • You will become what they refuse to change.

  • If you are not stronger, you will become what they refuse to change.

  • They think they're starving for experience, but they're starving for imagination.

  • You think you're starving for experience, but you're starving for imagination.

  • Your anger is equal to your boredom.

  • Your fear is equal to your boredom.

  • Your suspicion is equal to your boredom.

  • Your worry is equal to your boredom.

  • Your relationship can only be as real as you are.

  • You have to earn the truth with bravery.

  • You can't have true love, and secrets.

  • Your partner can only be as truthful as you allow.

  • Your relationships can only be as truthful as you allow.

  • People will only be as honest as you allow.

  • People will only be as truthful as you allow.

  • People are as wonderful as you allow them to be.

  • Stop forever chasing what could have been.

  • Pure love is only attainable to those who give their lives to one another, as one gives their life to God.

  • If you want people to be trustworthy, give people trust.

  • If you want to trust people then give people trust.

  • The things we talk about are the things we bring about.

  • Every moment of reverence is earned with a moment of rage.

  • You gave them everything they needed to hurt you.

  • If you have doubts about someone give them trust, so they have something to lose.

  • The less you are offended the more you are in command.

  • The less you are upset the more you are in charge.

  • Critical thinking is a form of judgement which is necessarily a state of conflict. By its very nature conflict avoidance creates a void of critical thinking, and therefor ultimately — stupidity.

  • A lack of critical thinking skills guarantees cultural myopia, weak-mindedness, and inescapable ignorance.

  • The way you get the respect you deserve, is you give it.

  • When people are not communicating, they are assuming the worst.

  • Follow your true destiny, even if to others it looks like suffering.

  • Follow your true calling, even if promises ruin.

  • Follow your true calling, even if promises ruin. An untruthful triumph is the gravest failure.

  • If you can entertain ideas with earnest calm, where others are easily offended — they are your unwitting subordinate.

  • Your reward is equal to your faith.

  • Win yourself over — about you.

  • It's only obscene if you are afraid of it, otherwise it's art. This is how we become obscene; we lose our connection with true art.

  • The usual way is not the way.

  • The easiest thing is achieving your dreams — the hardest thing is surviving them.

  • Learn how to be properly repulsive. Many things should never arrive in the first place.

  • Don't set fire to the forest, and then blame the woods for burning you down.

  • What often makes your dreams come true involves a total rejection of rational thinking.

  • There is no greater source of education than your imagination. Most education informs us of the past, but imagination instructs us to the future.

  • When you were born, your narrative was already written for you. Your parents took possession of your body, but the narrative took possession of your soul.

  • Most people don't care. They are only selfishly confused by bouts of sentimental fleeting things, that partially look like caring.

  • Don't worry about them. Encourage yourself toward better behaviors.

  • The deepest loyalty comes from the deepest forgiveness.

  • People don't break our hearts. We break our own hearts.

  • It's your lack of imagination that is not informing you of the extent of what you are missing.

  • Saying, "I don't know" is among the smartest things a person can do.

  • Don't expect, but do believe. The difference between expectation and belief is paramount.

  • Continued good fortune is predicated upon always honoring what brought one good fortune.

  • True weakness is a lack of moral authority. If you want to be right, be righteous.

  • Treat — yourself — the way you want to be treated.

  • Pure love between partners is only attainable through a serious and devout practice of intention, not so dissimilar from meditation, or worship. It is in fact only attainable to those who give their lives to one another, as one gives their life to God. True love is not found in a moment; it's found in a lifetime.

  • True love is not found in a moment; it's found in a lifetime.

Word Power: Meditations, Affirmations, Prayers, and Mantras

  • Today I call upon my higher power to grant me a reprieve from my negative thoughts and worries. I reclaim my power to live more peacefully — thought by thought, and choice by choice.

  • Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me release the need to change negative situations and people and the torment they bring. Help me change myself so those situations no longer have power over me.

  • Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me unleash the power of creativity and discernment in my life. Help me wisely create a more beautiful life one guided decision at a time.

  • Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me lay down my cynicisms and believe in the goodness of people and the world. I ask for my innocence to be restored and my faith in possibility to be renewed.

  • Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me get through one more day. Help me have gratitude in the face of scarcity, strength in my private struggles and the wisdom to live a good life for myself and others.

  • Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me accept that I am lovable. Because I was once unloved and deprived of affection I learned to not love myself and to deprive myself. Each day I am moving closer to love in all its forms. I am worthy of loving and being loved.

  • Today, I call upon my Higher Power to deliver me from the impossible to the possible; from darkness to light, and from fear to courage.

  • Today I call upon my Higher Power to reveal to me — my own deceptions. Give me the courage to see myself truthfully so I may heal, grow and thrive through humility.

  • Today I call upon my Higher Power, to grant me the humility to apologize when I hurt others, and to live with a heart without malice, with forgiveness for those who have hurt me.

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The more you can be open and joyfully celebrate in other people's successes — the more success will open for you.
The more you dream for others — the more your own dreams will come true.
It is only when you learn to listen, that you will finally be heard.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Listening is a receptive form of giving.
Make your listening equal to their need to be heard.
When you are open to others, you give permission to those around you, to be open to you.
Let your desire to be understood, be equal to your desire to understand.
The way to feel better is to feel heard, but to feel heard, you have to first be willing to listen.
There are very few shortcuts, if any. But if you are looking for best shortcut available, here it is — LISTENING.
Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power.
You never know the hearts you silently break with the words you never let them say.
Ignorance is rooted in certainty.
Everything and everyone is your teacher.
Everything and everyone is your teacher unless you are a poor student.
You can't be fully aware when you're reactive.
Judgement is the opposite of listening.
The heart of open-mindedness is listening.
We can only connect with others at the depth that we can connect with ourselves.
Make your listening equal to their need to be heard, and you will be their dearest treasure.
The way a message is delivered, IS the message.
It is a tremendous gift to simply and truly listen to another.
The posture of receivership is openness.
The way to have a calm response, is by calmly responding.
Awareness is power.
Awareness is power. The greater the awareness; the greater the power.
Real listening is about awareness.
Your message means less than the way the message is delivered, because in actuality, the way the message is delivered, IS the message.
Each person you meet is a lesson to be learned.
I see people everywhere disagreeing, who actually agree with each-other, but cannot see that they agree.
We do not actually know other people; we only know our judgements.
Ignorance is the supreme oppressor.
Ignorance is the supreme oppressor and tyrant.
The world as you believe it to exist, is largely a reflection of your judgments.
We do not actually know other cultures; we only know our judgements.
We do not actually know other nations; we only know our judgements.
The race of nations should not be toward arms; the race of nations is towards compassion.
Every massacre starts with the tongue.
Peace does not mean an absence of conflict, because opposition, polarity, and conflict are natural and universal laws.
Peace is a way of constructively handling natural conflict.
Conflict avoidance often causes greater conflict.
Conflict connects us to life, just as life connects us to conflict.
Nothing on earth is more unbearable than dealing with other people, that is, if you lack compassion and understanding.
They say our suffering is an inevitable part of the human condition; just accept it. But the greatest human skill is that of a choice maker.
Be the peace you seek.
There are possibilities that exist beyond our present "knowing," and to see those possibilities, we must abandon that which makes us feel safe.
People are living books. The real library of life is community.
They don't hate you; they just hate.
If you only knew how many times you were saved, by not getting what you wanted, you would be at peace with what you presently believe you are missing.
The feeling of being "offended" is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues.
The less you can be upset, the more control you have in your own life.
You can only be as great as your insecurity.
The truth is some people love to be offended; it's the drama they love best. It may not be them; it could be you.
If people are upsetting you because they are out of control, focus on your own upset, which is what is out of control within you.
People who are easily offended are usually insecure, possessive, territorial, or have controlling personalities. Understanding is superior to offense.
The mirror neither loves nor hates; the judging is in your eye. People are the mirrors of your life. It's not them. It's all you — everything.
You will solve the problems of life, or the problems of life will solve you.
When you demand perfection within yourself, you become more fallible.
Peace IS Prosperity.
Your limited thinking is the most insubordinate obstacle you will encounter in your life.
What you desire the most, can only be as real, as you can be real.
The most important peace negotiation, is for you make peace with yourself.
If you really think about it, you're the one who betrayed yourself — for not wanting to believe, what deep-down, you already knew.
Your own vicious thoughts about yourself are worse than legions of haters. Say, "No" — to your own hate.
Let your resistance, judgements, angers, and fears inform you.
Peace is a place where your heart is free to become the more beautiful you.
Your distraction is the distraction. Your distraction is the only distraction.
You can't be a high-roller, if you are an eye-roller.
Get over the guilt, or be a slave to guilt; it's your choice.
They say judgment day is coming, but let me tell you, for some, it's here already. The way you judge yourself can literally create your own hell.
No more harsh judgements. No more self-rejection. No more self-doubt. No more self-sabotage. Ask the judge for mercy. Have mercy on yourself.
Depression lives and grows in the swamp of need.
They will love you, misunderstand you, judge you, blame you, scorn you, and then forgive you — and it will never have had anything to do with you.
Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person.
You want them to be sorry, which is why you are miserable.
The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
Quit wishing other people would change and instead — change yourself.
When you are unforgiving and carry animosity, you feed the very soul of conflict that keeps your pain alive. If you suffocate your heart with anger, all your dreams will die. The way to live again, is to forgive.
There is really only one true way to fix yourself, and that is to be yourself.
The very things you withhold from others, are the very things being withheld from you.
A major source of pain is wanting more for others, than they want for themselves.
The very things you withhold from others, are the very things you are withholding from yourself.
When you demand perfection of others, you magnify your own flaws.
As soon as you start caring about other people, other people will start caring about you.
Sex is a form of exploration; it is asking questions and getting answers.
Everything worthwhile takes time, nurturing, and love. When something isn't working, love it more, nurture it more, and give it more time.
You never know the hearts you silently break with the words you never say.
If you just begin to wish for others to be happy, your life will slowly begin to improve.
Real love doesn't keep score.
Receiving love is not about making "them" give you love, it is about becoming a loving person yourself.
To receive love, you must open your heart.
If you want to be loved, you first must open your own heart.
It is in the center of a stable self-love that you will find the confidence and safety you want.
People will always separate themselves from what they do not trust. If you want to be close to someone — protect the trust.
You best teach people about healthy boundaries by you enforcing your healthy boundaries on them.
When teaching someone a boundary, they learn less from the enforcement of the boundary, and more from the way the boundary is established.
Never give-up, and be relentless — but also with boundaries, endings, and closures.
Love is your infinite space of vast expansion, not someone's little box you live in, until you die.
Endless amounts of love and hate are available to you from others; the defining question of your life is what you let in.
We ultimately allow the treatment we believe we deserve. If you want more love, then start by truly believing you deserve it.
Consider the possibility of healthy boundaries without struggle. Unyielding, yet calm. Strong, yet kind.
Some people can ONLY interface with you through your problems. Get rid of those people.
You have the final word for what you accept in life. Set clear expectations and boundaries, and don't be afraid to enforce them.
Be selfish and take good care of you first. When you are your best, you can best help others.
Hold your healthy boundaries. Let their frustration instruct them.
You are not responsible for other people's happiness, and they are not responsible for yours!
The power is in balancing selfishness and caring.
Everyone may deserve love, but not everyone deserves your love.
Real spiritually is getting rid of the bs in your life.
Sometimes the best way to defeat someone negative is to let time do the hard work of instructing them.
If you are negative, unsupportive, a trash-talker, a gossiper, a nay-saying ninny, a doubt-whisper, or dream saboteur, you are likely going to live a very, very small life. Parents, spouses and friends who are guilty of this — heed this warning — in the long run, you will end-up left behind and resented. If you can't be trusted with someone's hopes and dreams, you shouldn't be trusted at all.
Some people just don't want to be happy, and nothing may ever make them happy. Your unhappiness could be merely because you refuse to accept their unhappiness.
We only allow the treatment we believe we deserve.
Super-relationship: the all encompassing connection that you have with life. Your relationship with everything.
Everything is a relationship.
Spirituality is a supreme inter-communication between you and everything.
Beyond confidence is your core identity, which elegantly negotiates all of your transactions and relationships; it is the seat of your super-relationship.
If thoughtfully cultivated, your super-identity will elegantly negotiate all of life's challenges and opportunities on your behalf.
Beyond confidence is identity, which elegantly negotiates all of your transactions and relationships.
Your heart is the supreme interface with your super-relationship, which governs every aspect of your reality.
Learning to truly love yourself changes your relationship with everyone.
People only negotiate with others at the level they believe they are worth.
You only negotiate your contract with life, at the level you believe you are worth.
Business should feel like falling in love.
Persistence is the most traveled path to success.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
Laziness demands misery.
Ambition without action is fantasy.
Actions are living affirmations.
When you take care of business today, tomorrow takes care of itself.
Every shortcut has a price usually greater than the reward.
Your wishy-washy-ness becomes a life of calamity.
Be totally obsessed, with no attachment to the outcome.
When you lack focus, your life will be a similar blur.
I like to hear yes, more than they like to say no.
You have to like hearing yes, more than they like saying no.
Gather your yourself. Project your total intelligence, clarity, intention, and concentration into an intersection of vision, will, and faith. Your clear will and faith is the spearpoint of your mastery as a creator.
Quit saying you don't have time. You have time for what you make time for in life.
The task of leadership is showing people the obvious ways they can and should work together.
Cooperation is more elegant and energy efficient than competition.
Understanding is superior to offense.
Trust others, and you will be more trusted.
Anything, or anyone you love, becomes more beautiful.
Nothing great ever happens from thinking small, so never think small of others.
We produce behaviors in people through our actions and energies. In this way the people around us become reflections of our own behavioral patterns and internal energies.
Good people make people feel good, even if it hurts at first.
Success without integrity is always fleeting, or monstrous.
Stop aspiring and start being. The world needs you!
Be the proof of possibility.
It is a high spiritual truth that we heal or harm others with our judgements.
The world is starving for leaders who are not afraid to dismantle the sacred and precious beliefs, which hold us as prisoners of the past.
Offense, assumptions, and judgements are a waste of time and energy. Put that energy into creating your vision.
You are only responsible for the effort, not the outcome.
Cooperation is more elegant than force.
When people have poor confidence in the future, you can be confident, of a poor future.
Effective leadership demands you be selectively non-reactive to criticism and personal insult; the less reactive you can be, the more you can lead.
To understand the journey you have to do the walking.
Persistence is the most traveled path to success.
Real leadership sometimes involves saying no to growth, expansion, and gain.
Your highest purpose and calling is often really calling for your own healing.
The trees which are pruned watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people.
The challenge is trying to set people free, and help them be "successful" in the world, which are almost always opposite objectives.
The number one skill in life is not giving up. The second best skill, is knowing when to give up.
If you can't be trusted with someone's hopes and dreams, you shouldn't be trusted at all.
The greatest things that have ever happened in this world, had their genesis in the wake of special relationships of rare destiny.
Start purposefully using the challenges you are facing, as practice for the larger challenges to come.
There is no social media — there is only social.
You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity. Social media must first and foremost be — social.
Generosity, sharing, and actually being social are the missing virtues in social media.
Brand lasting power comes from the relentless production of value through integrity and passion.
Uncommon use of common technology is one the most overlooked opportunities of the modern era.
The way you use technology is an extension of your depth, character, and values.
Use common technology in very uncommon ways.
Most people only use the surface of technology. Make deep use of existing technology.
The surface use of technology is parallel to the nature of all personal surface relationships; the barrier is fear of intimacy and closeness with other human beings.
You can't talk about personal development without talking about technology.
Minimalism means not trying to improve perfection.
Everything you need comes into focus when you abandon the unneeded.
Meditation is merely the removal of all that is not you.
One of the hardest recurring lessons in life is learning to let-go.
The way to take back control in your life, is to release the illusion of control.
All problems begin when we start worrying what others think of us.
Inner-peace is the ultimate success platform.
Get out of your own way. To attain, do not reach, but rather, allow that which is within you to reach.
You can only hide from yourself in the noise, but not in the quiet. If you truly want to get to know yourself, then get rid of the distractions.
If you want to really understand what has been holding you back, then simply and calmly focus your full attention within, and observe.
Their expectation is your prison; your expectation is theirs.
When we connect with ourselves, we commune with a perfect partner for learning.
A new chance can begin through your inner-life by making peace with yourself through total acceptance.
Allow everything to inform you, but nothing to own you.
All talk and all chatter is the false self.
The source calls to you. Find a quiet place and listen for the voice of creation. Look upon the horizon and see the future of your new life, where you are again a natural soul living in joy and peace.
There is truth and knowledge beyond present understanding.
There is no happiness outside of ourselves.
There is no happiness outside of yourself.
Source truth exists in greater abundance outside of the symbolic system of words.
It takes an immense amount of energy and study to realize that you know nothing.
In a sea of trouble your calm thoughts are your lifeboat.
You are not experiencing life, you are experiencing yourself through life.
The pleasure is there; between your expectations and regrets.
Infinity must find an end to explore itself.
Attachment to the external always suffocates inner peace.
There is no destination except the one inside of you.
Learn to experience yourself without judging yourself.
The simple rhythms of nature are calling you. Let them wash away the clutter and distractions from your false life.
There is no reward beyond the moment. Each moment contains life's reward.
Today, I accept each moment with awareness of the total beauty that surrounds me.
Life's lessons are about as hard to learn as your head is hard; as your heart is hard.
The defining moment in my life was in learning to not resist.
Willfulness is often a mindset of self-battery. It's very tricky in that it can seem like strength when really it is just arrogance.
You can't resist the whole world. It will wear you down over time.
It seems like the whole purpose of life is to humble you, and made humble we certainly are — or will be.
The purpose of life is the purpose we bring to it.
The meaning of life is simply the meaning we give to it.
Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
If you want meaning in your life you must give your life meaning.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
If you are self-obsessed, you don't have time for other people's drama.
You can only find your purpose once you release the idea of a purpose. In that moment you become the perfect expression of life; your true purpose — to be yourself.
Instead of clicking "like" all day — really like something. Like a sunset, a hike, or a walk. Like a special moment with someone you love. Like an amazing meal. Like your life and like yourself. Like something real today.
If you are not on your path of purpose, you will only have misery in your life.
You are so much more than your mistakes.
You cannot heal what you refuse to first acknowledge.
The only way out of your problems is straight through them.
Your bad habit is not who you are; your bad habit is — in the way — of who you are.
Crisis is Good. Crisis is a messenger.
Suffering is one of life's greatest teachers.
Every ending is creating the space and opening for an amazing new beginning.
People will disrespect you, lie to you, use you, and break your heart, but no one will ever hurt you more than you hurt yourself, by replaying those transgressions in your mind forever.
When you bare your soul you nurture your soul; this is the power of telling our stories.
Every challenge in your life will be easier when you can live in harmony with your own contradictions, flaws, weaknesses, and past.
Your inner-life is a reservoir of possibility. No matter how hopeless your current situation is — imagination and self-care can deliver you.
Blocking out and forgetting your childhood is a form of inner-child abandonment.
The ultimate pain is the one of not feeling anything.
It's an imperfect world, so you fit in perfectly.
Letting go of your painful past is how you open yourself to a wonderful future.
Mistakes are a sign that you are moving forward.
One of the most important lessons in life, is learning to turn what seems like senseless pain and suffering, into something meaningful for yourself and others.
People can only love you as much as they know love.
You don't have to have a perfect solution to begin working on your problem. Just begin with deep inner-dialogue.
If you are tired of drama, then you are the drama. Remember, drama requires your emotional participation.
It is always the things we run from or try to forget that hold us back.
Have compassion for people, and don't forget that you are a person; give yourself compassion too.
Don't dwell on sadness. Joy will take you where you want to go.
One of the greatest things you can learn in life is to be compassionate, but true compassion includes compassion for yourself.
Your struggles will either strengthen you, or destroy you — and the amazing thing is that you get to decided which it will be.
When you accept fallibility within yourself you, become more perfect.
You are strengthened by struggle, and so your darkest places are really lighting the way.
Accept the gift of your pain. It is more often not brilliance that that leads to peace, wisdom, and completion. Pain is also your compass in life. Unease and fear can be your guides; not angels, but your own demons.
Your heart is not broken. Hearts don't break. What you are feeling is growing pains. Your heart is expanding in wisdom, compassion, and strength, so one day, you can love even more.
Your heart is not breaking; it's expanding.
Your mind and body can both be beaten, but your heart is undefeatable. Lead with your heart and you will be unstoppable.
A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.
Life is a practice. When you 'fail,' you can immediately begin practicing again.
Even now, your darkest moments are making way for the light to arrive.
Maybe your life is not falling apart; maybe it's falling together.
Don't fearfully hold on to what needs to end. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin.
If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.
Life has dark moments, and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths.
The secret to permanently breaking a bad habit, is to love something greater than the habit.
Suffering does not always make you wiser and stronger. If you don't learn your lessons and make the effort — more suffering and a new hell awaits you. Suffering is a pointed question — asking you, if you can change.
Don't dwell on sadness. Joy will take you where you want to go.
You can co-exist peacefully with your past and present when you learn to respect your journey.
The people who walk away are not meant to be a part of your future. Let them go. Your life is with those who stay, and they deserve all of you.
Even when the strings are broken in our lives, the sweet music plays on in our hearts.
If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.
Thank you adversity. Oh, how we stretch and grow in the shadows of darkness just to reach the light.
I have learned that the past cannot be left behind.
Start the daily practice of not letting the little things bother you! If the little things ruin you, what's going to happen when the big things come along? Look at your challenges as useful. Start joyfully using the small challenges you are facing, as practice, for the larger challenges to come.
Maybe you love to beat yourself up and deprive yourself, and that's the real reason you are with him/her.
We only hurt others because we don't love ourselves. Learning to truly love yourself changes your relationship with everyone.
Every tear is replaced with strength.
Every tear you shed is replaced with steel and strength.
Every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength.
Never think you are weak if you cry. Every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength.
It is not a weakness to cry. Only the truly weak are afraid of tears.
Sometimes you have to lose everything to find the one thing that matters — yourself.
Your highest attainment in life is to receive the gift of yourself.
Let us subdue the ravages of the baser-self, and aspire to the higher calling of exalting joy through compassion, for that is the one true purpose of humanity.
Seek for illumination of self, and then the world, through the simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love.
Move from viciousness to victory!
Move from rage to reverence, and from viciousness to victory!
Become a dignitary by treating others with dignity.
Become an ambassador of peace in your own life.
We should live deeply, as rich of a life as possible, to honor those who were cheated early of life's great gift.
Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude.
Throughout the ages, the arts have labored to capture the splendor of your present form through its faint creations — to honor your unreachable design.
You will find what you look for, so look for something wonderful!
You will find what you are looking for, so look for something beautiful.
You will always find what you are looking for, so look for something beautiful.
We must always strive to reflect the highest vision of ourselves.
As our heart soars, we fly with it! Let love take you places!
If you are inspired by life, you cannot help but be an inspiration.
Open the fullness of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.
Every meaningful success I have accomplished was made possible by love.
When you become a kinder person, the world shifts and becomes a kinder place.
In my world, I believe in the great beauties, the highest of which, is love.
When you see the world with love and respect the world changes right in front of you.
Whatever you're looking for, you're going to find it.
There is music in my heart. There is art in my heart and there is majesty in my heart, because there is love in my heart!
The beautiful world is just one thought away. It's already there just waiting for us to realize and to accept it.
The potential richness of your life shrinks or expands according to your ability to love.
You can train and condition your eyes, mind, and heart, to recognize unseen beauty and opportunities everywhere around you.
Love always was and always will be the only real answer. Why else do you think we have been taught so much hate?
Until you can be grateful, you are completely hopeless.
You've got to let love inform your every step.
The simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love is the invincible fire of transformation for healing the world.
If your life is not a love story then you are not living the life meant for you.
When we align with love and beauty we instantly become the answer to every problem.
I am hopeful because love overflows from my heart. Gratitude for beauty and life leads my way.
Gratitude is my privileged state of mind.
Have you forgotten what it feels like to be alive? The grace of life shining on you; each breath vitalizing you with possibility? Remember!
Take a stand: live for love, truth, beauty!
Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude.
In the instant of your choosing, a life of peace can subsume the pain, and overtake your sorrow. It is there right before you.
When you are treated rudely, instead of fighting their ignorance; fight your own.
If you can just be kind, you will be a genius in this world.
Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
In today's world simple kindness is a revolutionary act.
Be kind for you, not others.
A mistake made by many people with great convictions, is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
Educate yourself. Learn everything you can, and then let knowledge yield to kindness.
Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.
Kindness is your essential statement of who you are, not to be reserved for those who are kind in return.
See the good in people, even if they do not see it in themselves. Hold the space for them.
Every beautiful thing you say to someone becomes a part of them and you.
To become strong, speak to people's strengths.
People can do anything in the space of your belief in them. People can be anyone you allow them to be.
Don't allow your judgements to trample over people who are trying to stand-up.
Let your certainty match their doubt. Hold the space for them, until they can see it with their own eyes.
People's lives we touch and sculpt are our most meaningful creations.
Don't make people feel important; make people feel their importance.
We must allow people the space and time of self-discovery, and trust in all that is to come.
Respect is a wealth you can lavishly spend on others. "Thank you" and gratitude will bless you endlessly, as a privileged state of mind.
I knew I was great, because humility taught me, that every person is great.
Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand and process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away.
Who are your friends and loved ones, when they are not bent and twisted around your judgments and expectations?
Peace for the whole world begins with a smile in your own heart.
Separateness is one of the great and tragic illusions in the world. We belong to one another.
We all know the true beauty of people everywhere, because we have all looked into the eyes of children, and saw ourselves looking back.
We are all students of the world; frail embodied consciousnesses struggling to understand, and be a meaningful part of this great, mysterious gift of life.
In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow, and love — together.
It takes creativity and work to get your needs met without using control.
It doesn't matter what you believe you have accomplished; if you have not loved, then you have not lived.
It doesn't matter who you are. Everyone's fear is equal.
No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man.
If you have a poverty of heart, then you are the poorest among the poor.
As long as you die knowing you did something meaningful and of service to others, that is the only accomplishment you need in life.
Witnessing a selfless act brings tears, to testify to us, how we should be treating others.
It can be scary to leave the comfort of your assumptions. It takes humility and bravery to see the world through the eyes of another.
Evil has no limits except the limits we set on ourselves through decency.
There is something beautiful in every person that never dies, no matter their misfortunes.
We are all wealth. We are all treasure. We are the abundance of all things. Spend yourself completely.
To be cruel to others is to be cruel to your own soul.
When we truly see each other, we can't help but to care for one another.
Any viciousness you inflict on another first passes through the membrane of your own sensitivity and psyche.
Separateness is one of the great and tragic illusions in the world.
We belong to each other, and separateness is one of the great and tragic illusions of life.
Outer-mastery begins with inner-mastery.
You are the artist and the art.
Life is a practice. You are what you do each day.
Life is a practice, not a perfection.
Live life for solutions, not problems.
The ultimate form of attraction is to be what you want to attract.
You will be effortlessly filled with as much as you can open yourself to receive.
The cost of entry is belief.
If you speak often of your dreams, and positively, and passionately with enthusiasm, you will move closer to those dreams every single day.
Perception is the context of your reality.
Real success always contains an unseen essential of deep spirituality.
If you resist the world, the world will refuse you, but if you surrender, the world will give you everything it has to offer.
Passion becomes manifest, always; whether positive or negative.
The door of opportunity and the door of generosity are the same door.
Life is the wishing-well. You make a wish every day by how you live your life.
Your attitudes about yourself are your recurring circumstance.
We are more often victims of attitude than circumstance. Your attitudes about yourself are a recurring circumstance.
You teach others how to treat you, by how you treat others.
It's not about what you are thinking, it's about the way you're thinking. You have to start thinking about the way you're thinking.
If you believe in yourself and work with joy, passion, and patience you can live your dream — no matter what that dream looks like — it can be yours.
Joy is a practice, not an involuntary state.
Resist the vice of indulging in negativity.
All suffering and sickness comes from imbalance.
Freedom is a state of awareness.
The things that we talk about, are the things that we bring about.
The things we think about, are the things we bring about.
You don't get good "karma" by making yourself into a martyr. Learn how to stand-up for yourself positively, and your good karma will be delivered in that instant.
If you want a higher quality of life, you must first attempt to fathom the higher value and quality of your own life.
Every experience is seen through your mind's eye, so when you change your mind you change your entire world.
Any negative cynicism that you carry in your heart is your own personal declaration for failure.
If you want your life to be different, you have to start looking at life differently.
Life is a magical place when you believe in the magic of life!
Every external thing you desire becomes attainable through how you live your inner-life.
You can only have as much of something as you open yourself to receive.
With your breath, issue words of a new contract. Become the law creator of a new prosperity within yourself.
All things are possible through invitation and love.
If you're not thoughtful, your thoughtless creations will eventually mount against you. Our greatest nightmares are born out of our thoughtlessness. The way out of so many of our troubles is simple awareness.
The invitation only world is a manifestation of self-realization.
Life is a game that you win when you solve the puzzle of yourself.
Once you choose to love yourself, then everything else will begin to assemble around that core of inner-amenity.
Changing your mind can move you into another dimension. Passages materialize exposing a hidden world that was there all along.
Do not force your growth. Build an open space within yourself, with room for your soul to breathe and grow, and them give yourself time.
Your dream is only possible through a clear intention and patience.
What you hate; you create.
You're blessed if you do, and you're blessed if you don't!
We don't stop being beautiful, we stop believing we are beautiful.
If you "guess" and "don't know" then you are trapped there. You have to get clear if you want to move forward.
When you quit believing in the magic of life, you get a life without magic.
Blessings can only arrive through the opening you provide.
Quit waiting for a better life to show-up. A better life, is waiting for you to show-up.
Quit waiting for a better life to show-up. A better life, is waiting for you to show-up, through your better attitudes.
Our creations are the outward expressions of our inner truths.
You will be filled with as much love, wealth, and prosperity, as you can open yourself to receive. Everything is waiting for you.
You don't create by hating something, you create by loving something.
The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.
The world may not be smiling with you, but it certainly does smile through you.
To be a freedom fighter, you must first fight for your own freedom!
To be free, you must become a freedom fighter in your own life!
You are so much more than your culture has asked of you.
Start creating your world instead of letting the world create you!
Being "humble" — that concept is often weaponized. Don't surrender your respectful power in the name of false humility.
You know there's such thing as healthy pride, and you're allowed to stand in your accomplishments in life.
If you are fake, then everything around you will be fake. Be who you are, and let the world around you adjust.
You can never be great unless you are willing to destroy yourself.
Love without control. Love without control. Love without control. Love without control.
Most of what people call love is a paradigm of control. Zero control; that is true love. Real love is freedom.
How can you have anything real if you aren't real?
They don't come at you with bayonets. They have their legions, ready with JUDGEMENT.
Many people are unwitting members of a vast cult called popular cult-ure. To break free, merely think for yourself.
They are going to judge you no matter what you do, so let them judge you for your truth.
Be true to who you are, and let your friends adjust.
Be who you are and let your friends adjust.
Only if the world taught us we are born complete, but it seems to teach us the opposite; digging a huge hole in us that we try to fill — too often in destructive ways.
The power is in the balance of selfishness and caring.
The greatest thing you will ever do in your life is be yourself.
Standing in your truth is the only way to truly say thank you for the gift of life.
Question everything, but without being cynical.
Don't allow people to tell you who you are, or aren't. No one has the authority to take you away from you, or invalidate your experiences and story.
It's only your silence that allows the suffering to continue. You must speak your truth.
To live fully awake and feel fully alive and free, is the most courageous dream.
To love your weakness, negativity, and darkness is to accept half of who you are.
Suppression of love or hatred creates conflict.
Don't give-up on your greatest masterpiece — you.
Don't wait for an epiphany on your deathbed. Open your heart and mind now.
Become the real you; only then will you be happy.
Negativity is a natural part of your perfect self.
This very moment is your greatest adventure.
Open yourself to the natural and become a human again.
If you don't accept yourself, your suffering will be unbearable.
When you say you hope, what you mean, is you have doubts. Stand in belief.
You can remember again. You can be free. You can reclaim your innocence. You can dream again. You can awaken.
What is a human but a choice maker? Choices are powerful. Choices change history. Choices change the world. Remember your power!
Understand your power. Live dangerously. Live fearlessly. Cower before no earthly master. Know yourself. Live truthfully. Live freely. Be yourself. Love yourself.
Every single thing we made on this planet started with imagination. Begin to imagine your new life.
Your challenge in life — your number one mission, is to not let the world break your spirit.
The way to move forward is to simply remember; remember who you really are.
Hold faithfully to your unique vision and your detractors will eventually tire and give-up.
You have to trust in your own value if you want others to recognize your value.
Are negative people pulling you down? Believe in yourself. Outlast them. Persevere and they will tire out. Wear them down with your awesomeness!
It is essential that you follow your own idea of passion, even if to others it looks like suffering.
Have the heart of a poet, and the mind of a killer; one to see beauty, and the other to protect it.
For the achiever, the battle with critics is a slow war of attrition. Let time do the dirty work for you.
No matter what you do — stand up for who you are and be honest about your feelings. Even if it seems like you will be crucified for it; even if you think you will not be as successful or as liked — in the end, it's only your honesty that will have mattered.
In the marathon of life negativity is never as light-footed as a dreamer's sprint.
No-one is going to die for you, so don't let anyone to tell you how to live while you are alive.
Quit seeking approval, and seek approval from yourself!
Never be ashamed of your ferocity and power, or, of your sensitivity and gentlest emotions. Have the heart of a poet, and the mind of a killer.
Your inauthenticity is internalized as not being true to yourself, which is why you experience yourself as not being good enough.
If you want to improve your self-esteem, simply be as honest as you can about who you are, and how you really feel.
The way to feel better is to feel heard, but to feel heard, you not only have to speak your truth, but you also have to listen truthfully.
Children are everything we could have been.
A genius is merely a person who takes maximum advantage of the talent with which they were born.
Common sense will only get you a common life.
Uncommon sense will get you an uncommon life.
People favor listening over genius, and deep listening is its own type of genius.
Your intelligence is a fire that can illuminate any darkness. Awaken and let your mind burn so brightly! You are alive for a reason!
Average is a slow-motion killer of everything you could have been.
The essential nature of ignorance, is ignorance cannot see itself.
It is only when you accept who you truly are that you can access the potential of who you could be.
If you will get out if your own way, your natural genius will appear.
Don't fight so hard trying to live, that you forget what you are living for; not to be a mere slave to the common and mundane, but to fully expand as the master of your deepest passion. You are alive to fulfill your calling.
Money cannot create what money was invented and sourced from; you already possess something more powerful than money.
The common person fears to think beyond the common.
Do you want to know how to accomplish the impossible? First, quit calling it the impossible.
To be a genius is to play like a child. You still are that beautiful child.
Everything is trying to complete itself in this world, and we are no different. Don't restrain your yearnings. Allow your heart, mind, and soul to reach!
Creativity flourishes where there is freedom.
When you are doing things for the right reasons, you do not need to play by the rules, because there are no rules for a creator walking the path of love.
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used, than a powerful one that is idle.
Dreams usually die because of a lack of imagination, when they can no longer be imagined to be possible.
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
Thoughts are levers of the mind; small thoughts can exert great force. Use your mind like a crowbar on the locked door of opportunity.
Tiny thoughts are like mental crowbars. They can rip the closed door of your limited thinking off the hinges.
Success is built on clear thinking. You have to bring your thoughts to a point and maintain clear, passionate focus!
Muddled thoughts and intentions create a muddled life. Get clear.
Quit just thinking about topics, and start thinking about the way you're thinking.
You have to start thinking about the way you are thinking. How you think is more important than what you know.
Think about the way you're thinking.
Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of genius.
Nothing great ever happens from thinking small.
Real limitations can be reasonably challenged and expanded, but a hobbled mind is not going anywhere.
Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
The more out of control someone is, the more they try to control others.
When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves. Viciousness is suffering.
Some people are not addicted to drama, they truly just do not know how to move through their pain and let-go.
Anyone who hates anyone, only hates themselves.
Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people.
When someone feels hopeless they act with despair, which leads them to even more negative behaviors and situations. If you want to truly give someone a chance — give them hope.
I was holding the spoon like one holds a loaded revolver to their head.
Simple foods connect with your body's needs in complex ways.
Love foods that sustain and protect you, and love you back.
Your body will heal itself, through gentle and peaceful cooperation with the inherent wisdom and intelligence within.
The keys to health and weight-loss: stress reduction, sleep, deep breathing, clean water, complete nutrition, sunshine, walking, stretching, meditation, love, community, laughter, dreams, perseverance, purpose, humility, and action.
Your health is a long-range investment that will pay-off when you need it most.
Health is a priceless wealth. Invest while you can.
One of the most radical and revolutionary things you can do is grow your own food and eat from the land.
Many an injustice is presented as a solution and gift.
Intelligence is often worshiped, even when that intelligence allows unfathomable injustice and suffering to occur under its smart watch.
The real one-percent, are the informed.
Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
The way you keep your freedom safe is by keeping it safe for others.
Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say a mirror of madness.
Sometimes, confusion communicates more clearly, than clarity.
An economic system is nothing more than a value system for exchange. Are we really a values based ethical society? Does our economic system we practice reflect that we truly care about others, or that we strip people to the bone cent by cent?
Carefully question the sources of your deepest animosity toward your perceived enemies. They may not be enemies at all. A very large percentage of our conflicts are cultivated between us by manipulation to misdirect our attention, and to control us. We are all being played against one-another. Our hate is produced; our common love is the truth.
Information is controlled because the free flow of truth is not always expedient for those wishing to maintain control.
Utopia begins with durable goods.
Materialism has nothing to do with coveting expensive goods. Materialism is anything leading to a landfill being full.
Lust for possession and greed has ravaged the soul of humanity like a great cancer.
A great deal of struggle and sorrow in the world comes from misguided feelings of pride of ownership and possessiveness, versus the humble spirit of stewardship as common temporary inheritors of the great resources of earth.
My savage indignation toward injustice is proportionate to my profoundly reverent connection with beauty.
Inside of every good person there is also something very wild. Embracing your wildness can bring you the most peace. Self-repression will eventually, and deeply, destroy your peace.
We are what we think about and meditate on. Look around people! America is a buffet of violence; a total immersion.
We are what we think about and meditate on. Look around people! The World is a buffet of violence; a total immersion.
The false world is full of illusions and misery.
Most worldly goals for so-called success, are soul traps similar to quicksand. Navigate success ever so carefully.
Don't retreat. Rush into life while you still can!
The trappings of success bring the opposite of success in the ways most meaningful to people's lives.
Beware! Success is not what you think it is. It's a trap. Proceed toward 'success' with extreme caution.
Become dangerously open to all points of view. Are you dangerously open, or safely closed?
The public good must be balanced with private interests.
A culture that has destroyed freedom and beauty must itself be destroyed. Hold the line for beauty.
Children playing while in the background the TV blares with screams, gunfire and rape-murder scenes. It seeps in.
TV is a pornographic cacophony of violence, death obsession, screams, gunfire and drama. You think it's fine because you are damaged.
Television turns their family living room into meditative den of death and violence worship.
Our minds of infinite possibilities have been plowed, seeded and cultivated by every word, institution and sacred belief we hold dear, to produce a foul harvest of exclusion, apathy, brute domination, and death.
Support what is good and spit out what is bad. Get off of your knees and reject the role of slave to the culture of divisiveness.
The battles once waged over outer territories, rage on still for the inner-territories of our hearts. The fight for liberty never ends.
Do not be a 'go along, get along' person when it comes to the suffering of others. Integrity is not a popularity contest. Stand for love!
It is very informative how we treat that with no defined legal rights. The essence of respect is more vital than the letter of respect.
Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it.
Most so-called success in the world is slavery.
One of the most important things one can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught.
Quitting a job can be like an exorcism where you cast out a demon. The demon is the foreign spirit who occupies you, through your occupation.
When you suppress your darkness you also suppress your light.
The fish does not know it is wet. We are similarly immersed in violence. The violence is in our hearts. The enemy is within.
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
You have to push your boundaries. The rest of your un-lived life, is on the other side of your boundaries.
The secret to unseating great power, is not always moving the other direction, but to compete directly against their goals.
The success of a civil order should not be judged by its most affluent members, but by the standard of living of its poor.
The true nature of a human being is not compatible with the so-called civilized world.
There are many paths beyond the rules of limited thinking. Trust your instincts!
Violent consumption demands violent production.
What is amazing and revolutionary today will be oppressive tomorrow.
If you don't have a plan, a plan will be provided for you, by someone with a plan.
If you don't have a plan in life, you will be incorporated into someone else's plan.
Believe it or not, you and your enemies want many of the same things and share many values.
Common ground is the life-raft in a turbulent sea of extremisms. Our common hopes are our only hope.
There is no enemy that respect and love will not conquer. The moral authority for survival comes from respect.
The moral authority for survival comes from respect.
All nations that perished, did so because they lost moral authority. Basic decency is survival.
Modern-day freedom is like a roomy cage; just enough choice-space where the animal doesn't go wild, and feels free.
Western 'freedom' is a sophisticated form of control. Your awareness is the check and the balance.
Freedom is the most sophisticated form of control. The best lies use the truth; the ultimate lies use the ultimate truth.
It is so heartbreaking what we do to children in this world; how they are destroyed.
The world is not what it is supposed to be. We are tragically off course.
They say just give up; that the world cannot be changed, but never forget that everyday, you have the power to change someone's world.
They say the world has always struggled with injustice and always will. But change is more possible than ever before.
You are free. Your mind belongs to you. Your thoughts are yours. Honor the sacred territory of your freedom and individuality. Resist for those who cannot.
For a world full of universities, brilliant people, and clever corporations, it sure is a pit of hell and sorrow for billions. How smart is that?
We are our own worst enemy, and make no mistake, we are destroying ourselves with our divisiveness. Look for yourself in others.
Life is simply a thought. Didn't you know we made it all up? Don't you know it can be different?
People on corporate conveyor belts, like animals in slaughter-chutes, are all part of the same big massacre of joy.
Because of propaganda induced cognitive dissonance, many people hate themselves and don't even know it.
Are you free or were you sold a facsimile of freedom?
Most people know nothing about freedom; only the facsimile of freedom into which they were inculcated.
America has a unique type of poverty that looks like wealth.
America has a unique type of slavery that looks like freedom.
The revolution of today is the oppression of tomorrow.
The starting point to freedom is to begin questioning the cultural narrative you have been sold.
All identification is for control and ownership.
No matter how awakened you are, the conditioning roots are deep; very deep. Reclamation is a constant process.
Revolution starts in the mind. Question everything!
When you are born into bondage you can't see the prison.
Quit lying to yourself and accept your power and beauty. Liberate yourself from the slow-death you call life.
Governments are the deadliest terrorist organizations that have ever existed, if body count means anything.
The system wears a mask of civility, yet will quickly reveal its true nature in the form of magnificently-purposed violence when needed.
Abusers are committed to preserving the myth of their monopoly on violence. Violence belongs to everyone.
Governments are committed to preserving the myth of their monopoly on violence. Violence belongs to everyone.
Would it be violent to rush into the forest, and de-claw every lion, and muzzle their roar? What about your defenses, powers, and voice?
Peace is not a submissive posture, it is a choice from a place of total power — otherwise it is not peace. Real peace requires real power.
Accept all of yourself. What you hide is your path to freedom. Being balanced and in possession of all of yourself will bring peace to your painful disproportions.
Stay in the middle of the bell-curve of social norms and follow along, or you will find out about the freedom you never really had.
Ignorance is the supreme oppressor and tyrant.
Ignorance is the supreme oppressor!
The pinnacle of human consciousness must be the rejection of unhealthy competition, war, and violence.
Revolution is simple. It's like a breath; out with the old, and in with the new.
Freedom only exists in the choice. When you don't have the choice, you are not actually free.
Class based observational selection bias prevents people from seeing others outside of their class group; they become practically invisible.
Oh, how we could blossom and bloom, if we didn't have to fight to the death to merely exist!
Without compassion — capitalism is a murder-suicide mission.
Freedom is everything; being free from falsehood, fear, control, and your own demons.
Did you play by the rules and work hard, but feel empty and unfulfilled? It's because you were lied to.
A democracy of mean and ignorant people is just as scary as any other horrible form of government.
Any profession you engage in, no matter how profitable, unless it is truly helpful and good for others, is a crime against your soul, and the world.
Deeply-rooted beliefs are one of the many consequences of intellect, and also of ignorance; and telling one from the other is sometimes impossible.
Deeply-rooted conditioning has perverted us. We are the culture of violence. We must always look at ourselves.
Do not believe the road signs. There is no 'one way.' If it's your truth then it's the right way.
Challenge authority; the authority of your own rational convictions.
Be dangerously open to all points of view.
If this is a smart world then I want to be stupid.
Knowledge may be power, but without wisdom and compassion, it will never be the solution.
Letters and arts are the only acceptable theatre of war for the sake of peace.
Nothing can be done to you without your permission.
When you speak and affirm, you are creating a verbal contract with yourself.
Words of affirmation are powerful. Words change lives; words and ideas change the world.
Set a goal, write it down, and get started. Don't think forever. Don't plan forever. Don't dream forever. Dreaming is not enough without the doing!
Poetry can bridge that gap between what is solid and what is suggested; poetry can pull cogent meaning from the veiled truths outside of reason's grasp.
Good poetry does not exist merely for the sake of itself, but rather, is a byproduct of yearning and growth; great poetry canonizes that yearning for the growth of others.
There is no comeback to listening.
Most happiness in a meaningful sense, is the absence of being cruel to oneself.
You cannot have, nor do you deserve any success, you do not deeply wish for others.
Trust does not mean you're going to do as I expect, trust means you are safe with me, even when you don't.
One of the greatest gifts we can give another, is to allow them to be themselves in our presence.
Get out of the slime and into the sublime!
There are only things that will distract you, until you become truly happy.
Destroy anything within yourself that is not the true art.
If you want powerful friends, then make your friends powerful.
Hate is only blindness.
If we could truly see each other, there would be no hate.
Hate is only blindness. If we could truly see each other, there would be no hate.
Don't denounce yourself; announce yourself!
Disarmament must begin with disarming our pride, resentments, suspicions, and fears.
Change comes from confrontation. You must confront yourself, or be confronted!
Why don't you listen to them unconditionally, instead of loving them unconditionally?
Listen to them unconditionally, before you try to love them unconditionally.
Learn to receive. People derive meaning from serving. Don't take the joy of service away from people.
You want to be wrong! You love being wrong! Because, being wrong means you get to learn something new.
Success arrives to the extent of your humility.
The way to peace is through ideological disarmament.
Stay away from bored people.
Take indecisive action.
Calm, polite apathy has slowly suffocated our humanity.
You must fight to keep your beauty alive!
Don't talk about your faith; be your faith.
Let your actions do the talking. Don't talk about your faith; be your faith.
Lying to someone else, is a step up, from lying to yourself. There is nowhere lower than not being honest with yourself.
You can't get what you want unless you know what other people want.
If you put yourself in trouble before they do, you're still in command.
More than any other act of devotion, listening is at the heart of all spirituality.
More than any other act of devotion, listening is the most loving.
Listening is at the heart of all spirituality.
Save the world by starting with yourself.
Save the world starting with yourself.
If you want to save the world — start with yourself.
If you want to save the world — start with saving yourself.
I'd rather you impress me, than love me.
Quit calling it negative feedback, and instead call it helpful feedback. Nothing matters except criticism.
Crazy is your playground. Sanity is the place you go to die.
Speak ever so kindly, to and of — yourself.
Any discipline, when not voluntary — is coercion.
Don't be fooled by a moment; your pattern is what IS.
People are what we allow them to be.
People are only what we allow them to be.
Life is your mirror — do you like what you see?
Make decisions in your self-interest.
Lean into the pain. Lean into the discomfort. Dreams arrive on a cloud of discomfort.
You can't be brave until you are afraid.
Whatever we are, let's merrily be.
They win the second they get an involuntary reaction out of you.
You can only know what magic is once the magic stops.
Who needs certainty, when you have faith.
When you move your body, you move your mind.
Trouble and boundary pushing is the only thing that matters.
You don't know it, but you died when you stopped getting in trouble.
You don't need confidence. Insecurity can work too. It's not that I'm confident, it's that I severely lack confidence — in not moving forward.
Civil disagreement takes guts, while trashing someone is the act of a coward.
Second-guess your programming, or be forever cast into a statue of your present self.
When I was twenty, all of my friends were sixty.
If you want to move forward get better friends. If you can't find any, find some dead ones — writers, thinkers, and cult-ure changers.
How do you advance the space? You be the advanced space.
You can look at the rainbow, but you can't have the rainbow. If you put it in a box, it's no longer a rainbow.
Don't be with someone for their limitations, be with someone for their potential.
Just give me something real.
Just give me one real thing.
You want something real? You can only have something as real as you are.
You can only have something as real as you dare to be.
Be yourself, but the self you've always dreamed of.
Whether there's anybody in there or not, depends on who's knocking.
Learn to be disappointing, without disappointing yourself.
I am a big believer in the virtue of properly allocated selfishness.
Properly allocated selfishness is a virtue.
Don't wait for health care reform. You are the reformer in your own life.
Don't wait for health care reform. You are the reformer in your own health and care.
Your wish for the success of others will be granted — in your own life.
This is how you really divide and conquer, you create two words; one called economics, and one called government.
Be positive, but hedge your bets on misery.
Your mind is like a bombed city. Meditation is how you rebuild.
When your mind can go places theirs can't — you're the boss.
When you can entertain thoughts they can't — you're in charge.
It's amazing what money can't do.
They don't hate you; they just hate.
They don't judge you; they just judge.
They don't hate me; they just hate.
You have almost made it there, but will never arrive, because every step is its own destination.
If you need to have power over someone, sometimes you have to let them feel as though they have power over you.
Take pleasure in every opportunity of generosity.
People can only be what you allow them to be.
Act equal, instead of angry.
Carry yourself as an equal, instead of a resentful subordinate.
Open yourself to the ocean of wisdom within you.
There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you.
You don't always have to tell people they are wrong. If you just let people talk, they may talk themselves right into their own understanding of their errors.
Opportunities belong to the deserving, but not if you aren't ready.
If you want your life to be different, you have to ask yourself, what you are going to do differently.
If you want to be trusted, you have to give people trust.
If you do everything the way you have always done it; that equals — stuck.
Music is honest... it only gives you, what you give it.
Real dominance sometimes involves allowing others to feel dominant.
Compassion to me, is that I do not apply morality to others; only to myself.
If you're worried about what people are saying, you aren't busy enough.
Calling someone manipulative is an aggressive form of manipulation.
Real freedom would be deemed a psychosis today.
There is no greater form of women's liberation, than what she's got in her bank account.
The way to make it good, is to not make it bad in the first place.
Everything in life is a matter of seduction or force.
You can only have your perception; nothing more.
You only receive passion equal to your own.
Be selfish in the service of others.
Be who you really are, and be of service to others, and the world will become your friend.
When you are analyzing someone, you are also analyzing yourself.
There is nothing more empowering you can do, than to see the reality of your own thoughts.
Life is a practice, not a perfection.
You dis-appointed yourself from your grand appointment, by being disappointed.
Don't let what you want, get in the way, of getting what you want.
You are not experiencing life; you are experiencing yourself through life.
Remaining calm — it's a superpower.
Remaining calm is a superpower.
When someone calls you manipulative, they are expressing their weakness, frustration, and justifiable fear of your superior strategy.
The only real battle in life is the battle with yourself.
Every success and failure; every pain and pleasure; every emptiness and satisfaction — only as you allow.
Don't flee. If you engage the moment, then you can participate, even if it is participation with an unfavorable outcome.
Being in control of them, requires being in control of yourself.
Genius is focus. Power is focus. Success is focus. Spirituality is focus. Love is focus. It's all about time and attention.
True non-reactivity is really about awareness, even the awareness of choosing to be reactive.
Non-reactivity is about choice.
No need to forgive them when you forget them.
Non-reactivity is about choice; conscious choice.
Once you learn how to not be reactive, you have then earned the right to be reactive.
Non-reactivity is not about being non-reactive, it's about being able to choose your reaction.
Arguing and argument is actually a good thing. The problem is that people don't know how to argue, they only know how to fight.
No conflict equals no knowledge. This makes conflict a greater vessel of enlightenment than peace. That is why you are sold peace.
Once unsupportive always unsupportive. No need to forgive when you forget.
To give them everything they need to love you, you must give them everything they need to hurt you.
Are you a victim of their words, or a victim of your internal response?
If you love me, give me a straight answer.
If you love them, give them a straight answer.
Do you pride yourself on your loyalty? Loyalty is based on fairness. Are you being fair to yourself?
Don't interrupt your curiosity to know things, by being so sure.
What some people call success, is really just lazy at a higher level.
Humility is patient because it is neither past nor forward seeking.
Have a good heart, that's street-smart...
Have a street-smart good heart.
If you want to reach people, you have to meet them where they are, not where you are.
While money may not be important to you, money is nonetheless important. Pay proper respect. If you don't respect money, money will not respect you.
My compassion is not as deep as your excuses.
Why are some people selfish? They may have been taught, but were never shown. People are selfish, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.
People are mean, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.
People are awful, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.
People suck, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.
People are cruel, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.
People are unforgiving, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.
People are selfish, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.
People are uncaring, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way.
Your success will be as small, or large as your heart and mind.
Your life will be great — as long as you wish it to be.
Ignorance prefers ignorance.
Your mistakes are your own mentorship.
Only the willing and willful, get to live their own lives.
Kindness isn't required; just deadly precision and accuracy, with which you can decide to be kind, or unkind.
Be yourself, as long as you are not an idiot.
Why is it some people who piously never break any rules, so easily breaks hearts?
Penny-pinchers tend to be grudge holders.
Where some people were born to say, NO — I was born to hear, YES.
You have to like YES, more than they like, NO.
Only not seeing your truth can keep you from your greatness.
Spirituality is dangerous because it gives people ideas about things, they often don't have the understanding to obtain.
Have a wealth of integrity with a wealth of means.
You make real for yourself, what you see in other people.
What if you make real for yourself, what you see in other people?
You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity.
Entrepreneurship is your passport to freedom.
You are rich because the world is rich with opportunities.
Reject the notion that there are not good people in the world.
What is called freedom is like a roomy cage; just enough choice-space where the animal doesn't go wild, and feels free.
Freedom would, of course, be the most sophisticated form of control.
Pretend and act — like yourself.
Happiness is busyness.
Boredom is a starving, for life.
Boredom is your consciousness nagging you to not waste your life.
Bored and unhappy usually go together. Get the message? Get busy.
People who often say they are bored, are also people who are often unhappy.
Boredom in a warning sign.
Uncertainty is the state of the world, not your mind!
Don't strive for certainty, but act with certainty.
The thing that stands in the way of most people getting what they want, is they don't really want anything — they just like the idea.
Don't let your deliberations become debilitations. Take action.