Richard G. Petty, MD

The First Step: Sitting Still!


“All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.”   

–Blaise Pascal (French Scientist and Religious Philosopher, 1623-1662)   

“Pensées and Other Writings (Oxford World’s Classics)” (Blaise Pascal)

Integrating the Psyche

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“Mastering – or, if you prefer, integrating – the psyche is the work of a lifetime….This mastery is not holding the psyche in rigid subjugation which is impossible in any case, nor is it a matter of having a maniacally religious ego lording it over the emotions and the body. Rather, it is being centered in the still, small voice that is the true ‘I’ of the spirit.”

–Richard Smoley (American Philosopher, Editor and Writer, 1956-)   

“Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition” (Richard Smoley)  

Readiness to Receive

Nisargadatta Maharaj
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“The Grace is always there for the asking, always in abundance, but is the seeker capable of receiving it?”

–Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
 (Indian Spiritual Teacher and Exponent of Jnana Yoga and Advaita Doctrine, 1897-1981)

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