To love is to recognize ourselves in one another ❤️

“Don’t call anyone a devil, because within you, you can experience hell and the devil, and the devil is nothing, but you!” -Michael Bassey Johnson

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We always have the opportunity to focus on what is tearing us apart, or on what is keeping us together – it is this very perspective that makes us great – we will not be made “great again” in any other way. Where there is love there will be peace and there will be life.

We need to stop lying to our souls. If you want to understand the world you must turn away from it and look within. I have learned more from the darkness of my life, then from the light in any classroom. Perhaps we fall down, because we were supposed to find something in our depths.

Prideful ignorance is our deepest secret.

It is one of the scariest things to come to terms with, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don’t know it or don’t want to admit it – this is pride.

Reveal yourself…

If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your own belief system, if you have never deeply questioned yourself, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are being both proud and ignorant.

Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic, honest, heartfelt conversation.

It will do you both a world of good.

The deeper you go into yourself the more you realize when you point the finger and blame others for how you feel that you become your own worst enemy. The mind becomes much more beautiful when a man can begin to admit to his own confusion and admit to the internal division between his spiritual beliefs and his daily speech and actions…

There’s just something unsettling about studying your prejudices. Maybe it’s that when you reflect into your own mind, you don’t see what you wish to see—or glimpse something that you wish weren’t there.

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May you be happy, may you be well, safe, peaceful and at ease.

Mindfulness Based. Wise and Inspired Counseling. In person, by phone, or Skype: 941.416.1890 or michael@mbsgroup.org

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Michael Gregory

Former investment banker turned monk-counselor. Writer, Speaker and Teacher. Encourages others to realize their highest potential.

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