The great arises out of small things that are honored and cared for. Everybody’s life really consists of small things. Greatness is a mental abstraction and a favorite fantasy of the ego. The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.
We want to jump up and down, clap our hands, and sing that Jesus is Lord.” My question to such groups is: “What does it mean that Jesus is Lord? What practical consequences does that have for the problems of this world?”
The cosmos is not chaotic. The very word cosmos means order. But this is not an order the human mind can ever comprehend, although it can sometimes glimpse it.
There is nothing wrong with psychoanalysis or finding out about your past as long as you don’t confuse knowing about yourself with knowing yourself.
THREEs must confront the secret of the cross, which is the secret of failure: out of our defeats God makes his victories—not ours!
Ego-generated emotions are derived from the mind’s identification with external factors which are, of course, all unstable and liable to change at any moment. The deeper emotions are not really emotions at all but states of Being. Emotions exist within the realm of opposites. States of Being can be obscured, but they have no opposite. They emanate from within you as the love, joy, and peace that are aspects of your true nature.
There are two utterly different forms of religion: one believes that God will love me if I change; the other believes that God loves me so that I can change!