Wisdom Quotes

The Love that is Always Present

In this quote from The Chasm of Fire, Irina Tweedie explores the nature of love and how her understanding of it changed over time. But then she realises the consequences of the truth of that love: ’What is this stillness? Could it really be peace? Isn’t love the most peaceless state? I don’t remember having… Continue reading The Love that is Always Present

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Once you know the truth, you can’t deny it…

There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have no choice but to surrender to the overwhelming reality of the truth. Whether you’re a mystic or not, God will catch up with you eventually, as this nun explains in Contemplative Nuns Speak: “…Sometimes it has driven me to rebellion … and many a time… Continue reading Once you know the truth, you can’t deny it…

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May your splendid torch burn bright…

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one, the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making me happy. I am of the opinion that… Continue reading May your splendid torch burn bright…

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On the Difficulties and Benefits of Isolation

As someone who spends a lot of time alone, I know how easy it is to get sucked into a whirlpool of my own bullshit in my head. But the silence of solitude is the only way to get clear guidance on how to release yourself from that bullshit. In this quote from Journey into… Continue reading On the Difficulties and Benefits of Isolation

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The Glory and the Terror of belonging to God…

This is a quote from Chasm of Fire by Irina Tweedie where she explains the reality of the mystic path and the return to God. In truth, you never left and as she says, every thought, every act, every word, is His. If you’re on this path then be careful what you wish for –… Continue reading The Glory and the Terror of belonging to God…