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Assent to honour and acclaim and you will lose your freedom. ~ The King I am fortunate indeed! I have been granted the wealth of another day of life. ~ The Mendicant To become creative, learn the art of wasting time. ~ The Vacation What worse indictment than to be spoken well of by every one and to have no enemies? ~ The King The market is as good a place for silence as the monastery, for silence is the absence of the ego. ~ The Wellsprings Listen to the song the angels sang when you were born. ~ The Advent God loves life in its failure as much as in its fruitfulness. ~ The Kingdom The lover creates his beloved, the Master his disciple. ~ The Creator Eternal Life is HERE Eternal Life is NOW. ~ The Redemption Solitude is togetherness. ~ The Reunion Wonder is the heart of Contemplation. ~ The Discovery You will never be the same again from having been exposed to the rigours of aloneness. ~ The Desert For instant peace of mind return to earth in fantasy a thousand years from now to search for what remains of your existence. ~ The Deliverance Each person carries in him thoughts that have the power to bring him instant peace. ~ The Center One moment’s acceptance of everything that IS is better than a thousand years of piety. ~ The Awakening This truth I firmly hold, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding: My life has been a gift a blessing to the world. ~ The Evidence I barely know what will happen in the future – but I have seen its beauty and its meaning. ~ The Evidence Life is not a problem to be solved, a question to be answered. Life is a mystery to be contemplated, wondered at and savoured. The Symphony What is the last thing you desire to see before you close your eyes in death? ~ The Discovery You are made whole again in silence. ~ The Wellsprings His words are an essential part of the eating of that bread. ~ The Promise Stop to think where he is calling when he is calling when you hear him say: “Come.” ~ The Offer I would not be what I am today if I had never seen the sunrise or the moon or flowers in bloom or people’s faces. ~ The Discovery Cite one experience that alone would justify your life. ~ The Essence To be alive and free you must shed your fear of walking unaccompanied. ~ The Pilgrim
~ The River Reality is your home – find it and you will never be lonely. Happiness is now.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Doubt is Faith’s friend. ~ The Creator Contemplate the impact of a single drop of rain – and you will know the impact of your life on human history. ~ The Awakening You are involved. ~ The Absolute Count the blessings your handicap has brought – and you will see its loveliness. ~ The Revelation Worship in the temple of the present moment. ~ The Pilgrim I get nowhere because I fear to walk alone. ~ The Mendicant Solitude revives the gift of laughter. ~ The Center Solitude shatters the illusion that you and I are separate. ~ The Mirage Tell him what it means to you to call him Lord. and to bend the knee before him is to be a coward not a devotee. ~ The King You seek rebirth – and shun the unfamiliar? ~ The Nomad Feel Creation throb to the rhythm of your heartbeat. exposed to death – is so alive! ~ The Exposure You only live when you find a treasure you would gladly die for. ~ The Self Is your love of God secure enough that you can rage against him? ~ The Encounter Victory is given to the one who dares to be alone. immersed – make sure you are not drowning. ~ The Awakening You do not have to change for God to love you. Some day somewhere some one discovered me. ~ The River Find the cave within your heart and you find everything. passing. ~ The Nomad Solitude is an act of love. my wider body. enjoy and not possess. ~ The King Listen to the song in your heart. a kindness to myself. ~ The Education Seek to hold and not to cling. ~ The Reunion I am a treasure. The enemy of Faith is Fear. ~ The Comedy Nature – so fragile insecure. ~ The Comedy The final power is to be at home with powerlessness. ~ The Find God knows I had no right to a single hour of Life – or a single hour of you.” ~ The River Nature is a prolongation of myself. ~ The Recognition The God who deals in terror is a bully. ~ The Find Happiness is not tomorrow. ~ The Morning What song will you want your heart to sing when you are dying? ~ The Wellsprings Actions can be good or bad. ~ The Desert List each revelation he has made to you in friendship. ~ The Pilgrim I am rich enough if I can hear the sound of music and the song of birds and Human voices. ~ The Word Dare to face Reality and say of everything you cling to: “This too will pass away. ~ The Absolute Say goodbye to golden yesterdays – or your heart will never learn to love the Present. People only good. ~ The Recognition . ~ The Redemption Here is the Source of every human suffering: to see as permanent what is in essence.
~ The Rain When you can freely give your hands and feet for nailing and your heart to be pierced and bled. ~ The King Contemplate life’s essence: from dance to dust to dance. When ego disappears you are made whole again – and silent. ~ The Wellsprings We stand apart… only to be sucked into the stream of life and flow away. ~ The Symphony You are made whole again in silence. bid things goodbye. of life and liberation. ~ The Exposure I know not what it calls me to but I recognize the Voice. ~ The Stranger You come alive each time you dare to die – let go. ~ The Heart Come. ~ The Wellsprings God cannot be seen. ~ The Good News In solitude your Self is given back to you. ~ The Touch . take my eyes to see Your creation. ~ The Wellsprings Your centre is the centre of the Universe. ~ The Redemption Avoid looking at yourself and you successfully avoid Reality. ~ The Desert You are severed from your Self and from Reality by the noise we call the ego. ~ The Expedition How many of the loves and dreams and fears of yesteryears retain their hold on you today? ~ The River Nothing has changed except my attitude – so everything has changed. ~ The Discovery How does one fear the Lord if Love is unconditional? ~ The Encounter Is your God aware that love is never jealous? ~ The Encounter Darkness shows the burning beauty of the flame. ~ The Encounter As you flow by eternally. and my ears to hear the melodies You compose. ~ The Reunion Blind people come to see things that they missed when they had sight. ~ The Enlightenment Resentment turns to gratitude when I see that your offence has brought me grace. move on.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • In solitude I have the depth to see – and love – creation. ~ The Venture I fear to love. I sit and look and wonder. at last. you will know the taste. ~ The Stream Loves keeps no record of wrongs. ~ The Reunion No one can be grateful and unhappy. ~ The Expedition Life is for the gambler. ~ The Symphony History’s worst atrocities were carried out in good faith. ~ The Desert Suspect the image you have formed of God – it will please him more than adoration. so I fear to be alone. ~ The Secret No human being can reach you where it really matters. He can be recognized. And God is Love. ~ The Darkness Other places other persons call to me – and I must go. The thought of death reveals life’s fragile loveliness. ~ The Symphony My body feels His touch of burning fire – and tender playfulness.
~ The Exposure You sanctify whatever you are grateful for. ~ The Heart No evil can withstand the sunshine of awareness. ~ The Nomad I am one of the countless particles of dust that dance in the rays of the universal sun. for love is irresistible. ~ The Satellite Peace is only found in Yes. ~ The Return Sink into your roots in Nature and you will find yourself. ~ The Advent Extend your arms in welcome to the future.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • I remember with emotion the times I fought His love. ~ The Exposure Nature – so fragile. ~ The Kingdom Renounce nothing. ~ The Water . Compassion makes us think we may be wrong. ~ The Flame How rich are Nature’s songs how deep her silence! ~ The Morning A thousand seeds must perish for every flower that blooms. ~ The Wellsprings On the day you cease to change you cease to live. insecure. ~ The Awakening Only look –and someday you will see. ~ The Vacation I stand before him speechless wonder-struck non-comprehending. Cling to nothing. ~ The Day Conflict is the royal road to union. ~ The Surrender Certainty is the sin of bigots terrorists and Pharisees. ~ The Revolution The sea absorbs impurities remaining undefiled. ~ The Ocean Solitude restores reality. ~ The Ecstasy Come home and the self will soon be silent and God will be revealed. ~ The Darkness Listen to the Good News: God is unjust – he makes his sun to shine on the good and bad alike. in vain. exposed to death – is so alive. ~ The Encounter Mysticism is felt-gratitude for everything. The best is yet to come! ~ The Expedition Listen to the wordless wisdom of the flame.
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