Tag Archives: Truth

“Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” – Anne Lamott

7 Jan

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

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“Suffering is given to you that you might open your eyes to the truth, that you might understand that there’s a falsehood somwhere, just as a physical pain is given to you so that you will understand that there is a disease or illness somewhere.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Japanese Zen master’s say, ‘Don’t seek the truth; just drop your opinions.’ – Truth isn’t somthing you search for. If you stopped being opinionated, you would know.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“The chances that you will wake up are in direct proportion to the amount of truth you can take without running away.”

1 Nov

– Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“If you see through yourself, you will see through everyone. Then you will love them. Otherwise you spend the whole time grappling with your wrong notions of them, with your illusions that are constantly crashing against reality.”

1 Nov

– Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“That, ladies and gentleman, is faith! An openness to the truth, no matter the consequences, no matter where it leads you and when you don’t even know where it’s going to lead you. That’s faith. Not belief, but faith.”

26 Oct

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Agreement and disagreement have to do with words and concepts and theories. They don’t have anything to do with truth. Truth is never expressed in words. Truth is sighted suddenly, as a result of a certain attitude…an attitude of openness, of willingness to discover something new. I cannot describe the truth. No one can. All I can do is give you a description of your falsehoods so you can drop them.”

26 Oct

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”