the soul is starved for nourishment, it lets us know with feelings
of emptiness, anxiety, or yearning."
-Menachem Mendel Schneerson
best hope for the human race is if enough individuals do their inner
we enter a darkened room, we need not vacuum out the darkness before
we switch on the light."
-Lama Sogyal Rinpoche
Fates guide those who will--and drag those who won't!"
"All disorders serve as messengers for us to learn from."
-Australian Aboriginal Teaching
world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be
ruled by interfering."
-TaoTe Ching #48
beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll
meet you there."
a world where true madness masquerades as sanity, creative struggles
against the ongoing myths will be labeled eccentric."
what makes that little old ant think he can move that rubber tree
plant? Everyone knows an ant can't move a rubber tree plant. But
he's got...High Hopes."
-Cahn - Van Heusen
is itself a cure for psychological malaise."
goal of inner work is to help clients unblock their bottlenecks
and learn how to live in partnership with the unconscious rather
than at its mercy."
right way to wholeness is made up of fateful detours and wrong turnings."
roads lead home-even the detours."
-Emily Sargent Councilman
manage our lives and our time more effectively, we need to replace
the 'clock' with a 'compass'--because where we're headed is more
important than how fast we're going."
only wisdom we can hope to acquire Is the wisdom of humility: Humility
"Impossible! For a plain country bumpkin and a prince to join in
Impossible! For a round, yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage,
The world is full of zanies and fools
who don't believe in sensible rules.
They don't believe what sensible people say.
It's because those daffy dewey-eyed dopes
Keep building up their dewey-eyed hopes,
Impossible things keep happening every day."
-Cinderella's Fairy God Mother
"What appears to be the end of the road is often just a bend in
the road leading through a narrow pass."
this god, worship that god, one god after another. The source of
the gods is in your own heart. Follow the footsteps to that center
and know that you are that of which the gods are born."
"If we're not seeing the beloved in everything we see, then that
is our work."
we turn inward, we realize: 'I directly affect the universe. I take
direct responsibility.' Don't wait for the Guru; Don't wait for
the Messiah; Don't wait for the 2nd coming. The real 'I' is here
now--within. Wake up and smell the coffee!"
-Bob Toben & Fred Alan Wolf
diggeth the pit shall fall in it."
of the personality is irretractable. Once begun, it will cost your
illusions, your certainty, your innocence."
we shield the canyons from the windstorms, we would never see the
beauty of the carvings."
what happens TO you and it becomes the matter WITH you."
attempting to bring about World Peace through the internal transformation
of individuals is difficult, it is the only way."
dark night of the soul more often turns out to be the dark night
of the ego!"
-Frances Vaughan, reframing St. John of the Cross
was glory and joy. Today, a blackened burn everywhere. On the record
of my life, these two days will be put down as one."
"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing
evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish truth. Through violence
you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence
merely increases hate. Returning violence for violence multiplies
violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate
cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will
save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you
do not bring forth will destroy you."
-Gospel of Thomas
instead of offering up helpful, healing symbols, the unconscious
will first produce a series of painful realizations about what is
wrong with oneself and one's conscious attitudes-where one is missing
the mark. Then one must begin the process by swallowing all sorts
of bitter truths."
person who has done work with the shadow gives a feeling of being
condensed. Other people willingly give him or her some authority
in moral matters, a natural authority without it being demanded."
-Marie Louise von Franz
spend the first 35 years deciding what to push down into shadow--and
the next 35 trying to get back in touch with it."
spent much of my life striving for victory only to realize that
real success comes only through surrender!"
-Emily Sargent Councilman
that binds to himself a joy, doth a winged life destroy. He that
kisses a joy as it flies, lives in eternity's sunrise."