“Holding images of heaven as a place in the clouds may keep me from claiming the heaven available to me right now. With my mind at peace and my thoughts on Spirit, I experience heaven in my consciousness.
I do not earn a place in heaven by doing good deeds, although doing what is loving and kind is part of my spiritual path. I find heaven as I grow in self-awareness, think clearly, and maintain a positive attitude. I surrender any sense of separation and experience heaven as Oneness.
Moment by moment, Spirit reveals more of heaven to me. My human life is a vehicle for loving-kindness, and I experience heaven here on earth.”
“We do not actually know other people; we only know our judgements.”
“Forgiveness has nothing whatsoever to do with how wrong someone else was; no matter how evil, cruel, narcissistic or unrepentant they are, when you forgive a person, you break the unhealthy bonds between you and your abuser-victim relationship, and you redefine yourself as an independent victor in your own life.”
“Our suffering is caused by holding on to how things might have been, should have been, could have been.”
— Stephen Levine