Quotes from Neale Donald Walsch’s Conversations with God
The Highest Thought is always that thought which contains joy. The Clearest Words are those words which contain truth. The Grandest Feeling is that feeling which you call love.
Listen to your feelings. Listen to your Highest Thoughts. Listen to your experience. Whenever any one of these differ from what you’ve been told by your teachers, or read in your books, forget the words. Words are the least reliable purveyor of Truth.
God does not reveal Godself to Godself from or through outward observation, but through inward experience. And when inward experience has revealed Godself, outward observation is not necessary. And if outward observation is necessary, inward experience is not possible.
The correct prayer is never a prayer of supplication, but a prayer of gratitude….
If therefore, you beg and supplicate, there seems a much smaller chance that you will experience what you think you are choosing, because the Sponsoring Thought behind every supplication is that you do not have now what you wish. That Sponsoring Thought becomes your reality….
The process of prayer becomes much easier when, rather than having to believe that God will always say “yes” to every request, one understands intuitively that the request itself is not necessary. Then the prayer is a prayer of thanksgiving. It is not a request at all, but a statement of gratitude of what is so.
The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.
Do not condemn all that you would call bad in the world. Rather, ask yourself, what about this have you judged bad, and what, if anything, you wish to do to change it.
It is much easier to change what you are doing than to change what another is doing.
You can end all war tomorrow. Simply. Easily. All it takes — all it has ever taken — is for all of you to agree. Yet if you cannot all agree on something as basically simple as ending the killing of each other, how can you call upon the heavens with shaking fist to put your life in order?
If you can tell the world who you are and what you believe without breaking stride or hesitating, you are happy with yourself … you have created a Self — and a life for the Self — which needs no improvement. You have reached perfection.
All you see in your world is the outcome of your idea about it.
So, — do you want your life to “take off”? Begin at once to imagine it the way you want it to be — and move into that. Check every thought, word and action that does not fall into harmony with that. Move away from those. When you have a thought that is not in alignment with your higher vision, change to a new thought, then and there.
A true Master does not “give up” something. A true Master simply sets it aside, as he would do with anything for which he no longer has any use.
What you resist persists. What you look at disappears.
Suffering has nothing to do with events, but with one’s reaction to them. What’s happening is merely what’s happening. How you feel about it is another matter.
A true Master is not the one with the most students, but one who creates the most Masters.
A true leader is not the one with the most followers, but the one who creates the most leaders.
A true king is not the one with the most subjects, but one who leads the most to royalty.
A true teacher is not the one with the most knowledge, but one who causes the most others to have knowledge.
And a true God is not One with the most servants, but One who serves the most, thereby making Gods of all others.
For this is both the goal and the glory of God. that his subjects shall be no more, and that all shall know God not as the unattainable, but as the unavoidable.