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…
To live rightly in this world we must first become aware of it. The problem is a man’s false assumption that he is already aware, which leaves him no motive for investigation. Do not assume that the only existing world is that presented by the five senses and the surface mind.
What you want also wants you. If you seek the celestial the celestial also seeks you. There are no unanswered requests in the universe. If we do not like what we are receiving, we can learn to ask for something different. Then we will find what we wish.
False spiritual work keeps you comfortable. Real spiritual work makes you uneasy.
Remove the dark cloud of negative thought, and the guiding star of understanding brightly appears.
Be teachable. That is the whole secret.
It is wise to seek immortality for time defeats all other ambitions.
Your humiliation is your salvation.
You possess a real and permanent nature. It is within you, awaiting your development of it. This authentic nature has total power to banish worry, loneliness, confusion and all other pains. It is the right door to pleasant human relations at home and in your love life. It always knows what to do for you. So seek this true self — it also seeks you. It is like discovering a secret map to a lost treasure. New inner riches will be yours to keep and enjoy. Just find out who you really are. The rest is done for you.
The Kingdom of Heaven lies in the space between two thoughts.
When the mountain disappears as a necessity to climb, the mountain climber disappears as a necessity to exist.