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
This is one of my favourite Alan Watts talks – an inspiring and uplifting reminder of the truth at the beginning of what could be a challenging few years. If you look around and don’t like what you see, then remember that YOU are responsible for changing things. And that means changing yourself – bringing… Continue reading It Starts Now!
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…
This is a quote from Chasm of Fire by Irina Tweedie where she talks about how the mind can suddenly shift into clarity. One thought can act as a trigger that opens the mind and your whole being is changed – transported into a perception of Reality: “He went inside and I remained alone in… Continue reading A belief which is taken up can be given up…
Paul Tillich reminds us that even at your lowest, even in the darkness, you are accepted: “Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when our disgust for our own being, our indifference,… Continue reading You are accepted
“We cannot understand – not yet – but we can see how the more we lose our sense of separateness in the knowledge of the oneness of all living creatures, millions of small leaves on the one single tree of life, the more we shall lose our sense of self-importance, and so be liberated from… Continue reading Don’t be like Gollum!
“It is as if a raindrop fell from heaven into a stream or fountain and became one with the water in it so that never again can the raindrop be separated from the water of the stream; or as if a little brook ran into the sea and there was thenceforward no means of distinguishing its water from the ocean; or as if a brilliant light came into a room through two windows and though it comes in divided between them, it forms a single light inside.”
From The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila