So I’d like to speak briefly on the problem of ambivalence, which is a common aspect of mental illness in the world today, particularly amongst wealthy people, or comfortable people. So in terms of moving forward in all the things that we’re talking about in the Vigil, and certainly in considering what a mission-based life […]
We all start out being dependent as infants, children, young adults. Some people never grow out of that; then their relationships are based on dependence. They may not like who they’re with; they may not like what they’re doing, but they’re dependent. And so they will stay there, unless they can escape those situations and […]
So that’s my message for tonight—purpose and destiny. And this is what saves you in the end because as long as you can bridge that gap within your lifetime, in a meaningful way
There’s some spiritual teaching out there in the world that really emphasizes just living for the moment as a kind of way to escape anxiety and fearfulness and regret.
The journey to a greater service means that you’re called to give something, not necessarily what you want to give, but what the situation calls for from you.
Religion is important, particularly in giving people a beginning structure within which to work, which includes a spiritual practice, a spiritual understanding, hopefully a very beneficial way of looking at the world a new understanding of yourself and the fact that you’re here evolving spiritually, that you’re not merely a sinner that is trying to please God so you’ll be saved.
There is a greater power living within you. This greater power needs to be utilized for decisive action, action that will move your life in the direction it is destined to go.
The majority of our authentic learning is happening within the realm of relationships. By ourselves, we can only do so much, for we cannot see ourselves totally or clearly.
Part of us is living in separation in the sensory world—the world we can see and hear and touch—and part of us is still living connected to Heaven, a timeless Creation.
The crisis can be experienced if you ask yourself: “Am I living the life I know I was meant to live? Am I living the life I know I was meant to live? Or am I being consumed by the world?” People who are really suffering are living this crisis.