“Heaven is the imaginary attainment of pleasure.”

— Vibhoothi R Puthumana, Share via Whatsapp

“It doesn t matter what the manifest problem was in our childhood family. In a home where a child is emotionally deprived for one reason or another that child will take some personal emotional confusion into his or her adult life. We may spin our spiritual wheels in trying to make up for childhood s personal losses, looking for compensation in the wrong places and despairing that we can find it. But the significance of spiritual rebirth through Jesus Christ is that we can mature spiritually under His parenting and receive healing compensation for these childhood deprivations. Three emotions that often grow all out of proportion in the emotionally deprived child are fear, guilt, and anger. The fear grows out of the child s awareness of the uncontrollable nature of her fearful environment, of overwhelming negative forces around her. Her guilt, her profound feelings of inadequacy, intensify when she is unable to put right what is wrong, either in the environment or in another person, no matter how hard she tries to be good. If only she could try harder or be better, she could correct what is wrong, she thinks. She may carry this guilt all her life, not knowing where it comes from, but just always feeling guilty. She often feels too sorry for something she has done that was really not all that serious. Her anger comes from her frustration, perceived deprivation, and the resultant self-pity. She has picked up an anger habit and doesn t know how much trouble it is causing her. A fourth problem often follows in the wake of the big three: the need to control others and manipulate events in order to feel secure in her own world, to hold her world together- to make happen what she wants to happen. She thinks she has to run everything. She may enter adulthood with an illusion of power and a sense of authority to put other people right, though she has had little success with it. She thinks that all she has to do is try harder, be worthier, and then she can change, perfect, and save other people. But she is in the dark about what really needs changing. I thought I would drown in guilt and wanted to fix all the people that I had affected so negatively. But I learned that I had to focus on getting well and leave off trying to cure anyone around me. Many of those around - might indeed get better too, since we seldom see how much we are a key part of a negative relationship pattern. I have learned it is a true principle that I need to fix myself before I can begin to be truly helpful to anyone else. I used to think that if I were worthy enough and worked hard enough, and exercised enough anxiety (which is not the same thing as faith), I could change anything. My power and my control are illusions. To survive emotionally, I have to turn my life over to the care of that tender Heavenly Father who was really in charge. It is my own spiritual superficiality that makes me sick, and that only profound repentance, that real change of heart, would ultimately heal me. My Savior is much closer than I imagine and is willing to take over the direction of my life: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me, ye can do nothing. (John 15:5). As old foundations crumble, we feel terribly vulnerable. Humility, prayer and flexibility are the keys to passing through this corridor of healthy change while we experiment with truer ways of dealing with life. Godly knowledge, lovingly imparted, begins deep healing, gives tools to live by and new ways to understand the gospel.”

— M. Catherine Thomas, Share via Whatsapp

“Say no to parking lots!”

— John Bytheway, Share via Whatsapp

“When heaven invades earth, it s more than a tsunami.”

— Alin Sav, Share via Whatsapp

“My Bible is my dockingstation.”

— Alin Sav, Share via Whatsapp

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants.”

— Esther de Wall, Share via Whatsapp

“Life is spiritual voyage.”

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Share via Whatsapp

“Where there is conflict, there is no God.”

— Dada Bhagwan, Share via Whatsapp

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

— Gautama Buddha, Share via Whatsapp

“There s only one way to learn. It s through action.”

— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist, Share via Whatsapp

“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.”

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Share via Whatsapp

“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they re yours.”

— Richard Bach, Share via Whatsapp

“أنا مُبتلَى بيـا نسبة نجاة معدومة في المية مقطوم في القلب ناب يارب . . طبطب عليا”

— أحمد العايدي, Share via Whatsapp

“Hanya orang-orang dengan hati damailah yang boleh menerima kejadian buruk dengan lega.”

— Tere Liye, Rembulan Tenggelam Di Wajahmu, Share via Whatsapp

“People become concerned with being more humble than other people.”

— Alan W. Watts, Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation, Share via Whatsapp

“We wait for God to bless us while God waits for us to accept the blessing.”

— Betsy Otter Thompson, Walking Through Illusion, Share via Whatsapp

“Where there is no love, put love -- and you will find love.”

— San Juan de la Cruz, Share via Whatsapp