Monday, June 7, 2010
Those who understand see themselves in all,
and all, in themselves.
We're afraid of losing what we have,
whether it's our life or our possessions and property.
But this fear evaporates when we understand
that our life stories and the history of the world
were written by the same hand.
Men go abroad to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves with out wondering.
There are so many wizards of the computer,
stock market, test tube, and spectator sport,
but so few of the art of life.
Miracles happen, not in opposition to nature,
but in opposition to what we know of nature.
We are not human beings learning to be spiritual;
we are spiritual beings learning to be human.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
When we see everyone is a part of us,
that any criticism we make is self-criticism,
we will extend to ourselves an unconditional love
that will light the world.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
Our own pulse beats in every stranger's throat.
When you want something,
all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Life is meant to be extraodinary,
our bodies are meant to be vital,
and like a candle, burn brightly until their final moment.
Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and to sickness,
to riches and to poverty, to freedom and to slavery.
It is we who control these things and not another.
Everything in this world has a hidden meaning...
People, animals, trees, stars are all hieroglyphics...
We think they are really only people, animals, trees, stars.
It is only years later... that some of us understand.