May your days be merry
May your heart rejoice,
May you find peace and contentment
In these holy days.
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Some collaboration has to take place in the mind between the woman and the man before the act of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated. The whole of the mind must lie wide open if we are to get the sense that the writer is communicating his experience with perfect fullness. There must be freedom and there must be peace. . . . The writer, I thought, once his experience is over, must lie back and let his mind celebrate its nuptials in darkness.Isn't that fabulous? It also brings to mind what I touched on in The Gemini Bond. In order to be ready to re-unite with one's Twin Soul, one must balance the masculine and feminine aspects of the personality. It is in becoming whole that we are ready for wholeness. Something to ponder.
If you hear a voice that says you cannot paint, then by all means paint and the voice will be silenced. (Vincent Van Gogh)
As long as we stand in our own way, everything seems to stand in our way. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)What if you sit smugly in your own beliefs? Try these ideas to combat the illness of absolute certainty:
Doubt is not the opposite of faith, it is an element of faith. (Paul Tillich)
The infinite transcends every particular content of faith. (Moses Ben Jacob Cordovero)I hope you have enjoyed these little gems of wisdom as much as I have.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. (Leo Buscaglia)
Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions. (Hafiz)Are you having issues with your relationship? How about these:
Love find its soul in feelings of incompleteness, impossibility, and imperfection. (Thomas Moore)
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion. (Meister Eckhart)Feeling better?
A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine. (Meher Baba)
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. (Meister Eckhart)What if you struggle with shame? Try these:
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls, the most massive characters are seared with scars. (Kahlil Gibran)
I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing Light of your own being. (Hafiz)Beautiful, no?
Happiness is a byproduct of an effort to make someone else happy. (Gretta Brooker Palmer)
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, but it is not possible to find it elsewhere. (Agnes Repplier)What if you struggle with materialism? Try these on for size:
Trying to satisfy one's desires with possessions is like trying to put out fire with straw. (Confucius)
Attachment brings manifold miseries, non-attachment brings manifold bliss. (Sivananda Saraswati)Happy de-brining!
Between God and the soul there is no between. (Julian of Norwich)See the Supreme in the body, see the Supreme in the mind. (Yogaswami)
"Be true. This is the essence of the spiritual life. The note of the spirit is sounded on the higher planes, and the knocks you receive in everyday life are to test you, whether you can ring true. To ring true you must always sound the note of God, or good, which is within you."Or this (for us Type A's):
"Have confidence in that divine Love which holds you close. You have nothing to fear, and if you don't know which way to go, stay where you are. Just be still and quiet and you will find how remarkably conditions will work out for you. So much tangle is made by this eagerness to get on with something. You only get into a muddle and then have to retrace your steps. Be still and trust in God."