Tag Archives: Process

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

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“It is not wishful thinking that makes me a hopeful woman. Over and over, I have seen, under the most improbable circumstances, that man can remake himself, that he can even remake his world if he cares enough to try.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

“What does self change entail? – First, insight. Not effort, not cultivating habits, not having an ideal. There’s another great task, understanding.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Negative feelings, every negative feeling is useful for awareness, for understanding. They give you the opportunity to feel it, to watch it from the outside. In the beginning, the depression will still be there, but you will have to cut the connection with it. Gradually you will undestandind the depression. As you understand it, it will occur less frequently, and will disappear altoghether.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“We begin first with things, with an awareness of things; then we move on to an awareness of thoughts (that’s the me); and finally we get to an awareness of the thinker. Things, thoughts, thinker. What we’re really searching for is the thinker. Can the thinker know himself? Can I know what “I” is? Some of these mystics reply, “Can the knife cut itself? Can the tooth bite itself?…Can the “I” know itself?”

11 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”