To screen our thoughts as they arise, we can pose one or both of these questions: Is this necessary? Does it serve a purpose? This practice immediately severs our identification with negative thinking.
There is nothing soulful about ego, nothing egoic about soul. Soul has never been offended. Ego cannot forgive.
It is vital for men to become aware of where their direction is coming from.
Feelings of lack or insufficiency express an estrangement, an absence. Love is presence.
First do this: Witness the adrenalized mind, noting its panicked zigzaggery, how it darts about like a squirrel in traffic. And then what? And then nothing. To see it is to settle it.
That which is least interesting to me is my personal past—what I did or didn’t do, yesterday or at some other calendar point. Some assert that they take joy in the past. But of course they don’t. They take joy in the present.