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Another factor is that German New Medicine is clearly part of psychotherapy. This area of therapy has received almost no recognition by supporters of conventional medicine despite having at least six randomized controlled clinical trials that show dramatic effects on survival with cancer patients. Opposition to the idea that cancer might be caused by psychological or emotional trauma therefore appears to be based more on ideological grounds than any lack of scientific evidence.  The implications of this evidence ever becoming accepted are world shattering, if only because the cancer industry worldwide is worth in excess of $500 billion a year, and this industry is based entirely on a particular paradigm about what cancer is. Therapies based on this paradigm appear to provide benefits to barely 7% of those treated. Psychotherapies such as those developed by Ronald Grossarth-Maticek and Hamer, if found to be effective, would ultimately sound the death knell of orthodox cancer therapies. [2009 Oct] Comments on Dr Ralph Moss’ critique of German New Medicine By Don Benjamin

When someone considers himself to be totally governed by influences outside himself, he sits in Apathy. How To Choose Your People by Ruth Minshull

"In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true is true or becomes true, within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally.  These limits are further beliefs to be transcended.  In the mind there are no limits."--John Lilly (1972)

“He (Don Juan) said that a warrior had no compassion for anyone .  For him, to have compassion meant that you wished the other person to be like you, to be in your shoes, and you lent a hand for that purpose. The hardest thing in the world is for a warrior to let others be. Only a sorcerer who sees and is formless can afford to help anyone——to his understanding every effort to help on our part was an arbitrary act guided by our self interest alone.”(271) La Gorda

Self-importance is man's greatest enemy. What weakens him is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of his fellow men. Self-importance requires that one spend most of one's life offended by something or someone.--Don Juan

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind" William James

"It is because health is in us that we are able, through thinking health, to bring it into manifestation. It is in us as the oak is in the acorn" W. John Murray

"A man is what he thinks about all day long" Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You are not happy because you're healthy, you are healthy because you're happy" Emmet Fox

“Realise that your dreams of financial independence have already come true on the mental plane, by the time you desire them or become aware of them.”—Catherine Ponder p253

Inner silence works from the moment you begin to accrue it. What the old sorcerers were after was the final dramatic, end result of reaching that individual threshold of silence. Some very talented practitioners need only a few minutes of silence to reach that coveted goal. Others, less talented, need long periods of silence, perhaps more than one hour of quietude before they reach the desired result. The desired result is what the old sorcerers called "stopping the world", the moment when everything around us ceases to be what it's always been. This is the moment when sorcerers return to the TRUE nature of man. The old sorcerers always called it "total freedom" ---Don Juan (Carlos Castanada)

"If you cannot be at ease with yourself when alone, you will seek a relationship to cover up your unease.  You can be sure that the unease will then reappear in some other form within the relationship, and you will probably hold your partner responsible for it."--Eckhart Tolle (The Power of the NOW p145)

When you are enlightened, there is one relationship that you no longer have: the relationship with yourself.  Once you have given that up, all your other relationships will be love relationships.  (The Power of the NOW p145)

Beyond happiness and unhappiness there is peace...Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.  (The Power of the NOW p147 )

When ever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it....There may be sadness..but provided you have relinquished resistance, underneath the sadness you will feel a deep serenity, a stillness, a sacred presence.  That is the emanation of Being, this is inner peace, the good that has no opposite...acceptance immediately frees you from mind dominance and thus reconnects you with Being.  As a result, the usual ego motivations for "doing"---fear, greed, control...will cease to operate.  An intelligence much greater than the mind is now in charge, and so a different quality of consciousness will flow into your doing,.  (The Power of the NOW p147-9)

Most of the so-called bad things that happen in people's lives are due to unconsciousness.....they are self created, or rather ego-created...."drama".  When you are fully conscious, drama does not come into your life anymore....the basic ego patterns are designed to combat it's own deep seated fear and sense of lack.  They are resistance, control, power, greed, defence, and attack.  Some of the ego's strategies are extremely clever, yet they never truly solve any of it's problems, simply because the ego is the problem itself.  (The Power of the NOW by Eckhart Tolle p150)

"Whenever two or more egos come together, drama of one kind or another ensues.  But even if you live totally alone, you still create your own drama.  When you feel sorry for yourself, that's dram.  When you feel guilty or anxious, that's drama.  When you let the past or future obscure the present, you are creating time, psychological time--the stuff out of which drama is made.  (The Power of the NOW p150-151)

Most people are in love with their particular life drama.  Their story is their identity.  The ego runs their life.  They have their whole sense of self invested in it.  Even their--usually unsuccessful---search for an answer, a solution, or for healing becomes part of it.  What they fear and resist most is the end of their drama....You cannot have an argument with a fully conscious person.  An argument implies identification with your mind and a mental position, as well as resistance and reaction to the person's position. (The Power of the NOW p151)

The down cycle is absolutely essential for spiritual realisation. You must have failed deeply on some level or experienced some deep loss or pain to be drawn to the spiritual dimension....Failure lies concealed in every success, and success in every failure. (The Power of the NOW p 152)

the ego believes that through negativity it can manipulate reality and get away with it.....whenever  you are unhappy, there is the unconscious belief that the unhappiness "buys" you what you want.  If "you"--the mind--did not believe that unhappiness works, why would you create it it?  The fact is, of course, that negativity does not work.  Instead of attracting a desirable condition, it stops it from arising.....Its only "useful" function is that it strengthens the ego, and that is why the ego loves it.  (The Power of the NOW p156-7)

Once you have identified with some form of negativity, you do not want to let go, and on a deeply unconscious level, you do not want positive change.  It would threaten your identity as a depressed, angry, or hard-done-by-person.  You will ignore, deny or sabotage the positive in your life.  This is a common phenomenon.  It is also insane. (The Power of the NOW p157)

Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain...you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain.  That is why, after the initial euphoria has passed , there is so much unhappiness, so much pain in intimate relationships.  they do not cause pain and unhappiness.  They bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you.  Every addiction does that. (The Power of the NOW  p127)

Nobody chooses dysfunction, conflict, pain.  Nobody chooses insanity.  This happens because there is not enough presence in you to dissolve the past...You are not fully here.  You have not quite woken up yet.  In the meantime, the conditioned mind is running your life....if you are one of those people who have an issue with their parents, if you still harbour resentment about something they did or did not do, then you still believe they had a choice--that they could have acted differently.  It always looks as if people had a choice, but that is an illusion.  As long as your mind with its conditioned patterns runs your life, as long as you are your mind, what choice do you have?  None.  You are not even there.  The mind-identified state is severely dysfunctional.  It is a form of insanity.  Almost everyone is suffering from this illness in varying degrees.  The moment you realise this, there can be no more resentment.  How can you resent someone's illness?  The only appropriate response is compassion.  (The Power of the NOW p 190.)

You cannot truly forgive yourself or others as long as you derive your sense of self from the past.  Only by accessing the power of the Now, which is your own power, can there be true forgiveness.  this renders the past powerless, and you realise deeply that nothing you ever did or that was ever done to you could touch even in the slightest the radiant essence of who you are.  the whole concept of forgiveness then becomes unnecessary. (The Power of the NOW  p  191)

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Love is a function of communication.
Health is a function of participation.
Self Expression is a function of responsibility.-----Werner Erhard

Life is a ripoff when you expect to get what you want.
Life works when you choose what you got.
Actually what you got is what you chose.
To move on, choose it. -----Werner Erhard

  "Life is a game. In order to have a game something has to be more important
than something else. If what already is, is more important than what isn't the game is over.
So, life is a game in which what isn't is more important than what is.
Let the good times roll."
 Werner Erhard

 "Create your future from your future not your past."
 Werner Erhard

  "Ride the horse in the direction that it's going"
 Werner Erhard 

      "You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from."
 Werner Erhard

      "Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements."
 Werner Erhard

       "This is it. There are no hidden meanings. All that mystical stuff is just what's so."
 Werner Erhard

Every upset is a setup--Werner Erhard