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You're sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take
a look at reality. You're floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you
have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience.
Michael A. Singer

A wise person affirms, "If with one breath all of this can change, then I want to live at the 
highest level while I'm alive. I'm going to stop bothering the people I love. I'm going to live life
from the deepest part from my being."
Michael A. Singer

If you've ever really loved anybody, then you know what true love means. It means that you
love them more than you love yourself. If you truly love someone, your love sees past their
humanness. It embraces their whole being, including past wrongs and current shortcomings.
It is like the unconditional love of a mother.
Michael A. Singer

There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of
the mind - you are the one who hears it.
Michael A. Singer

It's actually a shocking realization when you first notice that your mind is constantly talking.
You might even try to yell at it in a feeble attempt to shut it up. But then you realize that's
the voice yelling at the voice: "Shut up! I want to go to sleep. Why do you have to talk all
the time?" Obviously, you can't shut it up that way. The best way to free yourself from this
incessant chatter is to step back and view it objectively.
Michael A. Singer

The highest state you have ever experienced is simply the result of how open you were.
Michael A. Singer

If you can learn to remain centered with smaller things, you will see that you can also remain
centered with bigger things. Over time, you will find that you can even remain centered with
the really big things. The types of events that would have destroyed you in the past can
come and go, leaving you perfectly centered and peaceful.
Michael A. Singer

You don't have to constantly be mulling over what you said or what this person thinks about
you. What kind of life are you going to have if you worry about these things all the time?
Michael A. Singer

The signs of the body breaking are pain and weakness. The signs of the psyche breaking are
underlying fear and incessant neurotic thought.
Michael A. Singer

If you are resisting something, you are feeding it. Any energy you fight, you are feeding. If 
you are pushing something away, you are inviting it to stay.
Michael A. Singer

When you truly awake spiritually, you realize you are caged. You wake up and realize that
you can hardly move in there. You're constantly hitting the limits of your comfort zone. You
see that you're afraid to tell people what you really think. You see that you're too
self-conscious to freely express yourself. You see that you have to stay on top of everything
in order to be okay. Why? There's really no reason. You have put these limits on yourself.
Michael A. Singer

The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you
are in the thoughts themselves - that is the day you will find your way out.
Michael A. Singer

The purpose of your life is to enjoy and learn from your experiences. You were not put on
Earth to suffer. You are not helping anybody by being miserable.
Michael A. Singer

The fact is, you're generally using your will to resist one of two things: that which has
already happened or that which hasn't happened yet... Contemplate how much energy is
wasted resisting what might happen. Since most of the things you think might happen never
do, you are just throwing your energy away.
Michael A. Singer

The slightest thing happens to you, and you give away your happiness. You were having a
great day until someone cut you off on your way to work. Why? Dare to ask yourself that
question. What good came from letting it ruin your day? There was no benefit. If somebody
cuts you off, let go and stay open. If you really want to, you can.
Michael A. Singer

True personal growth is about transcending the part of you that is not okay and needs
protection. This is done by constantly remembering that you are the one inside that notices
the voice talking. This is the way out.
Michael A. Singer

It is not life's events that are causing problems or stress. It is your resistance to life's events
that is causing this experience.
Michael A. Singer

If you decide that you're going to be happy from now on for the rest of your life, you will not
only be happy, you will become enlightened. Unconditional happiness is the highest technique
there is. You don't have to learn Sanskrit or read any scriptures. You don't have to renounce
the world. You just have to really mean it when you say that you choose to be happy. And
you have to mean it regardless of what happens. This is truly a spiritual path, and it is as
direct and sure a path to Awakening as could possibly exist.
Michael A. Singer

No matter what happens, you can choose to enjoy the experience. If they starve you and
put you in solitary confinement, just have fun being like Gandhi. No matter what happens, just
enjoy the life that comes to you.
Michael A. Singer

If you relax and release, you will see that it puts you through tremendous spiritual growth.
Michael A. Singer

The natural ups and downs of life can either generate personal growth or create personal
fears. Which of these dominates is completely depended upon how we view change. Change
can be viewed as either exciting or frightening, but regardless of how we see it, we must all
face the fact that change is the very nature of life. If you have a lot of fear, you won't like
change. You'll try to create a world around you that is predictable, controllable, and
Michael A. Singer

If you mistreat an animal, it becomes afraid. This is what has happened to your psyche. You
have mistreated it by giving it a responsibility that is incomprehensible. Just stop for a
moment and see what you have given your mind to do. You said to your mind, "I want
everyone to like me. I don't want anyone to speak badly of me. I want everything I say and
do to be acceptable and pleasing to everyone. I don't want anyone to hurt me. I don't want
anything to happen that I don't like. And I want everything to happen that I do like." Then
you said, "Now, mind, figure out how to make every one of these things a reality, even if you
have to think about it day and night." And of course your mind said, "I'm on the job. I will
work on it constantly."
Michael A. Singer

Once you become conscious of the consciousness itself, you attain a totally different state.
You are now aware of who you are. You have become an awakened being. It's really just the
most natural thing in the world. Here I am. Here I always was. It's like you've been sitting on
the couch watching TV, but you were so totally immersed in the show that you forgot where
you were.
Michael A. Singer

You will come to see that the mind talks all the time because you gave it a job to do. You
use it as a protection mechanism, a form of defense.
Michael A. Singer

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