Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.
The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.
The soul at its highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God.
Now rejoice, all ye powers of my soul, that you are so united with God that no one may separate you from Him. I cannot fully praise nor love Him therefore must I die, and cast myself into the divine void, till I rise from non-existence to existence.
And so, too, I speak of love: he who is held by it is held by the strongest of bonds, and yet the stress is pleasant. Moreover, he can sweetly bear all that happens to him. When one has found this bond, he looks for no other.
Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.
Truth is something so noble that if God could turn aside from it, I could keep the truth and let God go.
Through the higher love the whole life of man is to be elevated from temporal selfishness to the spring of all love, to God: man will again be master over nature by abiding in God and lifting her up to God.
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.
One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.
There is no stopping place in this life--nor is there ever one for any person, no matter how far along the way one's gone.
The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.
When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.
Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time: and not only time but temporalities, not only temporal things but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint and smell of time.
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.
We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity.... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.
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