"If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion, peace. The ego doesn’t like to hear this, because if it cannot be reactive and righteous anymore, it will lose strength."
"One conscious breath is meditation."
"Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose."
"...sometimes letting go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on."
"Identification with your mind creates an opaque screen of concepts, labels, images, words, judgements, and definitions that blocks all true relationship."
"Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it, although you may not see it at the time."
"Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place."
"Power over others is weakness disguised as strength."
"The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you."
"All the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind."
"...relinquish, for a moment, your desire to explain and label..."
"The reason why the romantic love relationship is such an intense and universally sought-after experience is that it seems to offer liberation from a deep-seated state of fear, need, lack, and incompleteness that is part of the human condition in its unredeemed and unenlightened state."
"Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be."