Wisdom Quotes

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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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…

Mysticism · Wisdom Quotes

A belief which is taken up can be given up…

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…

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The raindrop cannot be separated from the ocean

“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

Wisdom Quotes

The Gifts of Solitude and Turning Inwards

“Quiet time alone, contemplation, prayer, music, a centring line of thought or reading, of study or work. It can be physical or intellectual or artistic, any creative life proceeding from oneself. It need not be an enormous project or a great work. But it should be something of one’s own. Arranging a bowl of flowers… Continue reading The Gifts of Solitude and Turning Inwards