1. Forgiveness is when you don’t hang onto it anymore. You let it go. That way it can’t hold you back. This is no trivial spiritual practice. If you let it go, the past disappears, and without a past there is no future (which is a projection of the past). The window into eternity, which is now, opens and you are free. ~ Thanks Benny
2. “When you say or do anything to please, get, keep, influence, or control anyone or anything, fear is the cause and pain is the result. Manipulation is separation, and separation is painful. Another person can love you totally in that moment, and you’d have no way of realizing it. If you act from fear, there’s no way you can receive love, because you’re trapped in a thought about what you have to do for love. Every stressful thought separates you from people.” – Byron Katie
3. Do you really want to erase all your deluded beliefs, memories, stories, tendencies and identities one by one, or would you prefer to find the factory where they are produced, and blow the whole thing up? I say this because right now, I don’t have time for all this tiny pruning. You hold on to your little nail clipper, but I am giving you a great chainsaw to bring down this old tree of suffering. This chainsaw is self-inquiry. This is your good fortune. ~ Mooji
4. Making Friends with the Child Within: When you make friends with the child within, s/he stops trying to manipulate and control others to get love and acceptance and asks you for love directly. When the child within knows that s/he is loved, her hurt, fear and sadness fade away. Her sense of separation is bridged.
Something happens when the child knows that s/he is loved, but it can’t happen unless s/he knows that love is what s/he wants and s/he has the courage to ask for it. ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini (This is ALWAYS while knowing that giving and receiving is the SAME and everything I give, I give to mySelf)