From: Michael Naumer (a man who made a
October 21, 1942 May 4, 2001
Everything changes. Everything happens in
cycles. Everything contributes.
Everything contains within itself the
seed of its apparent opposite.
Everything is important, and nothing is
There are no accidents.
Things are not happening to methey
are happening for me.
Do I want to be rightor do I want
to be effective?
Am I available for what I say I want?
What is my part?
Expand to includeand have it
There is no meaning in reality. Truth
does not mean anything; it is just whats
No good deed goes unpunished.
The mind is a dangerous neighborhood;
dont go in there alone.
Our baggage is the material we need to
transform. We need our stuffwe just want to
become objective about it so we can deal with
If you are going to be there, be there.
If not, go someplace else.
Whatever you hold as this shouldnt
be, you energize its continued existence.
What you cant choose, you have to
hold as burden.
Where you are the most woundedyou
are the most accomplished.
Where you stumble is your gold.
When you get your limitsyou get
When you diminish another person you lose
their ability to contribute to you.
As long as you have to live inside the
tribe, you cannot be a leader.
As consciousness rises, significance
The universe is not
oppositionalonly our minds are.
It is all, all working.
It is better to ride the horse in the
direction it is going.
It is not about me. It may have something
to do with me, but it is not about meor my
value. Nor is it about youor your value.
Do not assign emotional responsibility to
another; they dont cause itthey only
Gathering evidence is the way in which we
organize our resistance.
Get the debt out of relationship.
Relationship will not fill my gap (the
solution then becomes the problem).
There is a difference between taking a
stand and being a stand.
Position creates opposition; when I take
a position, I have to defend it.
Context determines content.
Consciousness is that which recognizes
Complaint is an abdication of
Attachment produces dependence,
dependence produces complaint; you cant get
to satisfaction from complaint.
Expectation shuts it down.
Love is the recognition of the equal in
Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes
the bear eats you.
People are miraculous surprises.
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