Tag Archives: Success

It sounds strange in a culture where we’ve been trained to achieve goals, to get somewhere, but in fact, there’s no where to go because you’re there already. The Japanese have a nice way of putting it: ‘The day you cease to travel, you will have arrived.” ‘

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

Continued from P. 146 “The moment you make a goal out of it and attempt to get it, you’re seeking ego glorification, ego promotion. You want the good feeling that you’ve made it.

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“The world, power, prestige, winning, success, honor, etc., are nonexistent things. You gain the world but you lose your soul. – There’s nothing there.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding, you will be yourself. Relaxed. You wouldn’t be driving with your brakes on. That’s what would happen.”

11 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

More in a fable on P.58 “There’s a lovely saying of Tranxu, a great Chinese sage, that I took the trouble to learn by heart. It goes: ‘When the archer shoots for no particular prize, he has all his skills; when he shoots to win a brass buckle, he is already nervous; when he shoots for a gold prize, he goes blind, sees two targets and is out of his mind. His skill has not changed, but the prize divides him. He cares! He things more of winning than of shooting, and the need to win drains him of power.”

On understanding who “I” is: “You’ll never be the same again, never. Nothing will ever be able to touch you and no one will ever be able to hurt you again. You will fear no one and you will fear nothing. – You fear no one because you’re perfectly content to be nobody.”

11 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

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Fame or integrity: which is more important? Money or happiness: which is more valuable? Success or failure: which is more destructive?

30 Jun

Tao Te Ching on Duality, Illusion, Delusion, Integrity, Happiness, Success, Failure, Fear