About Vernon Howard:
Vernon Linwood Howard was an American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher.
Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.
We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.
Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.
Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
To change what you get you must change who you are.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are.
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.
Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through... whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.
We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
We must become acquainted with our emotional household: we must see our feelings as they actually are, not as we assume they are. This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us.
We are exactly where we have chosen to be.
Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.
It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition.
All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied.
Can you think of anything more permanently elating than to know that you are on the right road at last?
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
What you really want for yourself is always trying to break through, just as a cooling breeze flows through an open window on a hot day. Your part is to open the windows of your mind.
Study carefully the law of cause and effect.