Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Holy Clichés—Openly Hidden Truths - Part III

The Inner—and Outer—Art of Knowing

"The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what is.” Baruch Spinoza

The Holy Clichés remind us that:

  • Knowledge is power. Inquisitiveness can ultimately lead to wisdom. Continue learning every day. Listen closely, even to the winds. “A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after awhile, [they] know something.” Wilson Mizner
  • It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Your most intimate relationship is with your own thoughts, and then with others. To establish the most powerful relationships, follow this suggestion: Don’t make them wrong. They worry about what others think. They are all self-serving first (just like you!). A sure way to the hearts of others is to allow them to realize in some subtle way that you sincerely recognize their importance. “Love cannot remain by itself—it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service.” Mother Teresa

Remember: no matter how seemingly small the amount of compassion you extend, it can and will touch the world in ways that you can't even begin to imagine. Consciously choose each day to increase your level of compassion even slightly. This is a most significant way for you to heal as well. And that is what New Thought, and the world, call you to do: heal and help, simple as that. “My life is blessed and I share it with the world!”

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