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     “There is no real happiness for those on the wrong side. The greatest pleasure in life is the security of the true side. You can vainly try to win over the world or you can nicely be over the world. Your task is to change your operating center from strained imagination to relaxed reality.”

Insightful Q & A Archive by Vernon Howard

     Over the years Vernon Howard had contact with thousands of people from all walks of life. In these encounters numerous questions were posed. So at a certain point he took the time to write out a number of these questions and to then supply the answers from the higher viewpoint. These answers are very direct and very uplifting. As you will see, humor and light-heartedness are also included. The following should prove to be very helpful on your spiritual journey.

  • Q & A 1

    Q: Why is criticism so popular?
    A: Because it requires no intelligence.

    Q: What is meant by instant recovery?
    A: It’s a skill for returning to yourself instantly after getting kidnapped by a harmful feeling.

    Q: We feel encouraged when you assure us we can make it.
    A: Do you know what — it’s far more than an encouragement — it’s a beautiful fact.

    Q: I don’t know how to change myself.
    A: What’s that got to do with it? Keep going.

    Q: You said I can change the entire world. How?
    A: Change your reactions to the world and the whole world changes for you.

    Q: Why can’t I get help from friends?
    A: Why can’t a carrot get help from rabbits?

    Q: Give us a liberating message.
    A: You need never pretend to be unafraid.

    Q: What must I understand about heartache?
    A: It’s a condition but not a necessity.

    Q: How can I see myself as I really am?
    A: Ask whether other people might see you different from the way you see yourself.

    Q: I feel tied down by invisible ropes.
    A: The ropes are your own wrong thoughts which higher insight can break.

    Q: Give us the first step for ending suffering.
    A: Stop denying that you suffer from being you.

    Q: It’s hard to even ask intelligent questions.
    A: I’m just waiting for someone to ask if they’ll be tap dancing in heaven.

    Q: Please summarize these teachings.
    A: You suffer from being who you now are. We will show you how to end suffering by becoming someone else.

    Q: I want to find this new world you speak about.
    A: Then don’t be like a duck who thinks that his private pond is a great ocean.

    Q: Why do riches and fame fail to satisfy?
    A: Because a decorated dungeon is still a dungeon.

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   Thanks so much for making this Vernon Howard quote a regular mailing. It’s a great reminder of some important and very helpful truths.

— Man from Michigan via email


   It’s so wonderful that you have kept Vernon Howard’s teachings alive for all people who sincerely want a true teaching and a true path to walk on. Thank you for being there.

— Lady from California

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