Vernon Howard (1918 – 1992) was an American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher. He began speaking on the principles of personal development in the late 1950’s while living in southern California. In the 1960s, he began writing books that focused on spiritual and psychological growth. These writings emphasized the importance and practice of self-awareness. In the early 1970’s he moved to Boulder City, Nevada and began teaching spiritual development classes.
Quotes by Vernon Howard…
You hurt people outside of you because you hurt inside of you.
Thinking produces noisy and wrong action. Seeing allows silent and right action.
Life-victory arrives by desiring spiritual answers more than you desire exterior results.
You must perform your spiritual exercises without prophesying the nature of your reward. If you have a preconceived notion of the reward, you may or may not get it, but the very desire for that reward blocks the higher reward, which is above all mental prophecy. As you actually receive a few higher rewards, and your cosmic confidence rises, you feel from yourself that this way, which was at first so strange and frightening, is the way of endless riches.
Don’t waste the works of the devil. Spiritual roots can grow deeper in adversity. Use the inner, raging storms. Have sight without flight or fight. Remain a seer. Nothing is too much. All storms are for growth. Remember, no exceptions!
All of society lives from an endless deceptive practice. That practice is to perform the unnecessary and the harmful while trying to make them look like the necessary and the beneficial.
Write down the word “gullibility.” Look it up in the dictionary. Study it.
Always remember that the world rewards its own. The more you lie and deceive people, the more you get from this world in position and power.
One characteristic of a sane mind is its refusal to get involved in society’s insanity because it recognizes insanity when it sees it.
There is value in everything that happens to you, especially in those events that appear sorrowful or troublesome. Suffering can supply us with the very ending of suffering, if only we listen to its lesson. Fear, when carefully examined, can free us from fear.