It is the dynamic interaction of thiIt is the s head brain (intellect) and the heart brain (intelligence), of biology and spirit, that allows transcendence from one evolutionary place to the next we are, quite literally, made to transcend. Transcendence is our biological imperative, a state we have been moving toward for millennia.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
As long as you can find someone else to blame for anything you are doing, you cannot be held accountable or responsible for your growth or the lack of it.
We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.
They do not dwell in remorse over the past, nor do they brood over the future: they abide in the present: therefore they are radiant.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time just like it does for you and me.
That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.
Put your appreciation into action by taking time to show your appreciation. Tell one or more people something you appreciate about them. Remember, what you put out comes back.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
In communications that are difficult or draining, ease into the heart and find something to appreciate about the person you’re dealing with, or find a feeling of compassion or kindness. This will clear your mind and give you the coherence you need to know what to say next. That’s energy efficiency at work.
When man is serene, the pulse of the heart flows and connects, just as pearls are joined together or like a string of red jade, then one can talk about a healthy heart.
With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.
To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done. Then they begin to hope it can be done. Then they see it can be done. Then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.