Tag Archives: Understanding

“Community is created by understanding the blocks that we put in the way of community, by understanding the conflicts that arise from our fears and our desires.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“The more you resist something, the greater power you give to it. – You always empower the demons you fight. – But if you flow with the enemy, you overcome the enemy. How does one cope with evil? Not by fighting it, but by understanding it. In understanding, it disappears.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“The only way to change is by changing your understanding.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“That is how you bring about change in yourself. Not by condemnation, not by calling yourself names, but by understanding what’s going on.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Don’t supress desire, understand it. – Don’t just renounce the objects of your desire, understand them; see they in their true light.”

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”

“Pleasant experiences make life delightful, but they don’t lead to growth in themselves. What leads to growth is painful experiences. Suffering points up an area in you where you have not yet grown, where you need to grow and be transformed by change.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”