Various quotes on the subject of Life
When we deprive ourselves of love, affection, self-respect, we over-compensate that loss with the ego. We scramble to be recognized, acknowledged, wanted, needed; and ultimately drain anything left of us that is authentic. ~ Amy Jalepeno
"Every emotional response we have is based on our belief about something. Our feelings and emotions come about based upon our interactions with situations, places and things and the resulting belief we form about them." ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
Somewhere high atop a mountain, eyes can plainly see. The drama of the world and those who struggle needlessly. At any moment, anyone can be, whatsoever they may wish to be. Their future can appear, however they wish to see. Yet toil they do day after day. Is it fear of such power? Or an ignorance of some degree? I could teach you to let everything go. Creating the space, where peace can take hold. In the womb of that space, of uncorrupted imagination life is conceived, giving birth to tomorrow. But first must come a desire to know, and the faith to believe. Without it the drama continues of those that struggle needlessly. ~ Chris W Metz
"Contained within 'MAYBE' and 'I DON’T KNOW'
exist the seeds of uncertainty which sprout into manifesting life’s fears."
In 'YES' and 'I AM CERTAIN' lies the fertilizer for our desires to grow strong and bear the fruit of our wishes." ~ Chris W Metz
“Of which will you give answer to in life? Love and compassion, or I am more important than you?” ~ Chris W Metz
As we assess things from a variety of perspectives we gain clarity and understanding. As we view the problems in our own life we see them from a single perspective. Only after we have overcome the problem, are we able to view it from a new vantage point. It is during this shift in perspective we learn the most about ourselves. Seeing what was once perceived as a problem we eventually look upon as a learning experience, and thus our consciousness is expanded. Our ego is responsible for our fear in life and it is fear that obscures our initial perspective. ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
"Release from guilt is the ego's whole undoing. Make no one fearful, for his guilt is yours, and by obeying the ego's harsh commandments you bring its condemnation on yourself, and you will not escape the punishment it offers those who obey it. The ego rewards fidelity to it with pain, for faith in it is pain. And faith can be rewarded only in terms of the belief in which the faith was placed. Faith makes the power of belief, and where it is invested determines its reward. For faith is always given what is treasured, and what is treasured is returned to you. The world can give you only what you gave it, for being nothing but your own projection, it has no meaning apart from what you found in it and placed your faith in. Be faithful unto darkness and you will not see, because your faith will be rewarded as you gave it. You will accept your treasure, and if you place your faith in the past, the future will be like it. Whatever you hold dear you think is yours. The power of your valuing will make it so." ~ A Course in Miracles
“The ego is like a fly buzzing around in a beautiful concert hall. You fixate on the fly and forget the concert." ~ The Lazi Yogi
"I have nothing but love in me. I know not of anger, judgment or hate. What I am lights the darkness and guides others into the light,
so they too may become a torch unto themselves." ~ Chris W Metz
“Growth can be achieved by recognizing and overcoming our fears, eventually becoming fearless. It requires work and dedication at first, then a faith you can cross the abyss through this we gain confidence. If we are lucky, we acquire the understanding the abyss is our own creation. It is very easy during life to get caught up in the typical aspirations involving success and material goods. During our quest of this objective we rarely if at all take the time to reflect on what is truly important. Sometimes it takes a fall into the abyss to reflect on our life. I would argue it is only our encounters with the abyss that make us reflect at all.” ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
“It is not difficult to see when we concentrate on the bad in our lives we tend to nothing but weeds. This eventually chokes out everything else. To see the beauty in life we must spread seeds of love, compassion, friendship and helpfulness always cultivating and nurturing their growth. nurturing these seeds they become the flowers in our life kept healthy by good memories and a focus on all that is good in our life. Those who continuously cultivate the bad memories of their life by reliving them, talking about them and sharing them often with others, are tending to their weeds.” ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
“Why do we hate another person? Can we not look and understand their truths are different from our own? Is it reasonable to expect others to know our truths and follow them just because we believe in them? Does not everyone have a god given right to their own free will?” ~ Chris W Metz
"The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out who you are, but seek to determine who you want to be." ~ Neale Donald Walsch
Stop trying to leave, and you will arrive. Stop seeking, and you will see. Stop running away, and you will be found. ~ Lao Tzu
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." ~ Native American Proverb
“Through teaching and sharing we reinforce in ourselves that which we wish to be. The only thing that can be increased as it is given away is an idea that is shared, love is an idea that increases as it is given away.” ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
“When we love, we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
True Love is worth waiting for, even if it takes a lifetime. Then in return a lifetime of love will be waiting for you. ~ Unknown
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You must love yourself first and foremost before you can ever truly love another. To seek the love of another without first loving yourself is like wanting someone to sing for you without being able to hear, or seeking the fragrance of a flower without a sense of smell, or wanting someone to touch you without being able to feel." ~ Chris W Metz