1. Today we take responsibility for our experiences.
2. The soul doesn’t try to control life, the ego does. When our ego is wrapped firmly around a desire, our peace of mind and happiness is held hostage by an obsessive need to control the outcome. After enough pain and suffering, we’ll eventually get the message: If we don’t learn to surrender our will, we will surrender our peace.
3. No Outcasts or Heathens: The ideas and behavior of certain people may challenge us and we may judge them and cast them out of our lives, but let us not think there is any justification for this. Our rejection of others is simply a result of our fear. There is nothing spiritual about it. We can be sure that God loves and values the people we reject as much as S/he values us. For God, there are no outcasts or heathens. ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini
4. Let me put it this way. There are many teachers now that would have us learn how to manifest and/or get what we want. I say that the goal of any enlightened teaching is ‘know thy Self.’ On the highest level we are talking the same thing. What we really want, whether we know it or not, is an awareness of Peace, Joy and Love. We are that. We are Love. Love is all there is. We are the thing that we seek. Know thy Self.