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 will win because God has already won.
People go crazy because it is a convenient defense against going sane.
A quiet mind knows the answer, which means we must cease to fight anxiously for the answer.
We learn to love the light by seeing clearly what the darkness does to us.
Wrong action in the past is corrected perfectly by right action in the present.
Truth does not hurt. Rather, it is our resistance to its message that causes pain.
The entire secret of real happiness is contained in the following truth: I am not my memories about myself.
When admitting, “I just don’t know the answer,” you are doing something far more profound than you think. You place yourself at the foot of the stairs that leads upward to a world far higher than the intellect. When saying, “I just don’t know the answer,” you are coming to an end of the self-conceit and self-deceit that occupies the level of the intellect. You have qualified yourself for leaving the self-centered world and approaching the lofty universal world.
The tormenting feeling of hopelessness exists only in a person who still thinks he must be who he thinks he must be. The agony of hopelessness falls away from anyone who really sees he need not be anyone at all in the eyes of himself or the world. Then, hopelessness is replaced by living with complete power and peace — a new kind of power, a new kind of peace.
You hurt people outside of you because you hurt inside of you.