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Wander all alone, with nothing to call upon, nothing to depend on, and God, who exists, will keep his promise to you. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 04/18/2017

To change what you get you must change who you are. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 09/03/2016

You could be sitting all alone in your room, in anguish, regretful over the past, anxious in the present, and worried about the future, having nothing, hopeful for nothing - and if you would snap the hypnosis of your mind, all grief would vanish in a flash. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 06/12/2012

More and more our sincere seeker realizes his need to do nothing except to be an aware person from moment to moment. In one flash of insight he banishes the awful compulsion to scheme, protect, avoid, revise, attack, grab, cling, retreat, resist, regret, worry, expect, struggle, insist, demand, crave, battle, blame, apologize, persuade, believe. The whole terrible burden is cleared away. In its place he has quiet awareness. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 06/12/2012

You are banging the walls. What walls? There are no walls. You are fighting the guards. What guards? They don't exist. You are free right now. See this. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 03/13/2012

Enter yourself, let self-honesty turn you in the right direction, after which self-awareness lives your life for you. Wishing for something other than darkness is already a bit of light. Have no fear of exposing the illusion that your present world is a false world, for the end of the old reveals the new. Change starts with even the dim realization of being betrayed by our own faulty thoughts. Self-renewal occurs spontaneously when habitual thoughts are dropped. Few people realize how little truth they can take, but those who do will become new. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 03/13/2012

The only sane thing to do with the world is to let it struggle with its own problems. You can do this only when seeing clearly that the world prefers to struggle painfully with its problems, never really wanting solutions. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 09/25/2011

When the mountain disappears as a necessity to climb, the mountain climber disappears as a necessity to exist. Vernon Howard (1918)

Date added: 09/25/2011
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"I know that for the right practice of it (The presence of the Lord) the heart must be empty of all other things, because God will possess the heart alone; and as He cannot possess it alone without emptying it of all besides, so neither can he act there, and do in it what he pleases, unless it be left vacant to Him."

- Brother Lawrence

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