1. “Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.”
  2. “The person who suffers from inner poverty is relentlessly driven to accumulate on the material level.”
  3. “I just realized that I don’t have to have an opinion about everything–what a relief!”
  4. “The more we give love, the greater our capacity to do so.”
  5. “The other person merely mirrors back what we are projecting onto them.”
  6. “Handling an emotional crisis leads to greater wisdom and results in lifetime benefits. Fear of life is really the fear of emotions. It is not the facts that we fear but our feelings about them. Once we have mastery over our feelings, our fear of life diminishes.”
  7. “The world can only see us as we see ourselves.”’
  8. “We hang on to pain. It certainly satisfies our unconscious need for the alleviation of guilt through punishment. We get to feel miserable and rotten. The question then arises, “But for how long?”
  9. “Repressed and suppressed feelings require counter-energy to keep them submerged. It takes energy to hold down our feelings. As these feelings are relinquished, the energy that had been holding down the negativity is now freed for constructive uses.”
  10. “The only way to enhance one’s power in the world is by increasing one’s integrity, understanding, and capacity for compassion.”
  11. “People think, “Oh, I’m being selfish if I allow somebody to be helpful to my life.” Actually, it’s being generous. Generosity is the willingness to share your life with others. It’s a gift to people to allow them to love you.”
  12. “If we let go of guilt, we will see innocence; however, a guilt-ridden person will see only evil. The basic rule is that we focus on what we have repressed.”
  13. “Desire, especially strong desire (e.g., cravingness), frequently blocks our getting what we want.”
  14. “Facts are accumulated by effort, but truth reveals itself effortlessly.4”
  15. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”
  16. “Greatness is the courage to overcome obstacles.”
  17. “It is said that most people spend their lives regretting the past and fearing the future; therefore, they are unable to experience joy in the present.”
  18. “Pain tells us that we have put our survival onto something that is a violation of some principle of consciousness.”
  19. “Spiritual evolution occurs as the result of removing obstacles and not actually acquiring anything new.”
  20. “In contrast, nonattachment allows full participation in life without trying to control outcomes.”
  21. “Most people are preoccupied with survival in all its subtle forms, and so they reflect primarily fear, anger, and a desire for gain. They have not learned that the state of lovingness is the most powerful of all survival tools.”
  22. “When we heal something in ourselves, we heal it for the world.”
  23. “Psychotherapy seeks for an improvement in neurotic balance. Letting go, however, eliminates it all together.”
  24. “Emotions themselves are actually the cause of the basic fear that drives everyone to seek security constantly.”
  25. “The body can discern, to the finest degree, the difference between that which is supportive of life and that which is not.”