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The ego lives by comparisons...
by A Course in Miracles

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles PHOTO

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- A Course In Miracles (commonly misattributed to Rumi)

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

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When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

 

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

In your brother is The Light.
See him as sinless,
and there can be no fear in you.
- A Course In Miracles

Seek not outside yourself.
- A Course in Miracles

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

If you have to have it, it's ego.
If you have to not have it, it's ego.
Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need
and release what you don't.
- Alan Cohen

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Self denial is an indulgence to the ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

During life, none of us is 100% open to Spirit -
we have too much ego to do that.
Only at death do we give up our ego and completely open to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
- Henry Van Dyke

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

Anyone is free who lives as he wishes to live.
- Epictetus

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson


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