Love and Judgment

by: Leatrice Evanne Asher One definition of judgment is the ability to make considered decisions. Another meaning of judgment is criticism or condemnation of someone or something. The ability to discriminate the best course of action to take in a given situation, such as when to safely cross a street or even deciding which car … Continue reading Love and Judgment

Accepting Change

                                                                                    by Leatrice Evanne Asher          The desire to be free of the physical pain of a broken arm, the emotional distress of an aging body, or angst about death, clearly illustrates our inability to accept change.  Aging, in particular, is something many people fear and abhor, and nowhere is the natural and necessary process of aging more … Continue reading Accepting Change

ETERNAL TRUTHS

         Why We Should Look to Them for Guidance                                          by Leatrice Evanne Asher There exists a perfect system of justice that is in accord with Reality and unbounded by time or place. This government of Conscious awareness is comprised of laws reflective of the purpose and plan of the universe. As all earthly manifestations come … Continue reading ETERNAL TRUTHS

Forgiveness

by Leatrice Evanne AsherMany religions and spiritual paths strongly advocate forgiveness. And it is often recommended by self-help practitioners. The merits of being able to forgive are considerable, especially when we see how self-destructive the inability to forgive can be. But, as with promoting positive thinking, the attempt to forgive may arise from the belief … Continue reading Forgiveness

From Disequilibrium to Equilibrium

                                     by Leatrice Evanne Asher                “This above all: to thine own self be true.”                                                        —William Shakespeare Balance is a fundamental principle in the universe. Applied to our lives, balance can be equated with equilibrium—evenness—a quality that allows us to move through the world with ease. Yet, how often do we wake up, go to work, relate to … Continue reading From Disequilibrium to Equilibrium

What We Are Not

by Leatrice Evanne Asher —William Shakespeare; from Hamlet Freedom is waking up to the true condition and conditioning of the human. Once awake, we can begin to detach from that which we are not. We create and recreate ourselves continually by acting out roles of our choosing, a kind of desire-driven day-dreaming creation. This may … Continue reading What We Are Not

Seeing Rightly

(this is an abridged version of the original article that was published in the Word Magazine, Published by The Word Foundation, Inc. – Autumn issue 2015) by Leatrice Evanne Asher If we have not experienced our true nature then most likely we consider our personal identity—that which we refer to as “I”— to be the … Continue reading Seeing Rightly

Students and Teachers: The Roles We Play

by Leatrice Evanne Asher (This is a condensed version of the original article published in The Word Magazine) Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth ―Albert Einstein Spiritual vanity is one of the more elusive forms of self-deception—elusive, because when we adjudge something to be “good” or praiseworthy it is more difficult … Continue reading Students and Teachers: The Roles We Play