that which abides


Random quote of the day:

“Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable. But there it sits nevertheless, calmly licking its chops.”

—H. L. Mencken, Minority Report

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Random quote of the day:

“Some spirits are indeed figments of the human imagination, yet there are others who have been around much longer than human beings. Among spirits there is a vast hierarchy, from simple energy forms and nature spirits to angelic and higher forms of divine and galactic intelligence. These may be terrestrial or celestial, intimately associated with human life or not, but all are aspects of the one Universal Being, conceived of as the totality, inner and outer, or as its creator.”

—Rab Wilkie, “Spirited Imagination: Ways of approaching the shaman’s world,” in Being Changed by Cross-Cultural Encounters, eds. David Young and Jean-Guy Goulet

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Random quote of the day:

“We do not actually know it, but we sense it: our life has a sister vessel which plies an entirely different route.”

—Tomas Tranströmer, “The Blue House” (tr. Göran Malmqvist)

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Random quote of the day:

“Prayer is private, even when we pray with others. It is communication from the heart to that which surpasses understanding. Let’s say it is communication from one’s heart to God. Or if that is too triggering or ludicrous a concept for you, to the Good, the force that is beyond our comprehension but that in our pain or supplication or relief we don’t need to define or have proof of or any established contact with. Let’s say it is what the Greeks called the Really Real, what lies within us, beyond the scrim of our values, positions, convictions, and wounds. Or let’s say it is a cry from deep within to Life or Love, with capital L’s.”

—Anne Lamott, Help, Thanks, Wow

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Random quote of the day:

“The messiah is here. The world to come is here. The unknown is as close as your breath.”

—Joshua Boettinger, “Naming the Unnameable,” Parabola, Fall 2012

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Random quote of the day:

“Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.”

—Linda Hogan, Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World

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Random quote of the day:

“Inspiration is a slender river of brightness leaping from a vast and eternal knowledge; it exceeds reason more perfectly than reason exceeds the knowledge of the senses.”

—Sri Aurobindo, Thoughts and Aphorisms

 

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Random quote of the day:

“Memory is the most important asset of human beings. It’s a kind of fuel; it burns and it warms you.”

—Haruki Murakami, The Paris Review, Issue 170, Summer 2004

 

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Random quote of the day:

“It’s important to live life with the experience, and therefore the knowledge, of its mystery and your own mystery. This gives life a new radiance, a new harmony, a new splendor. Thinking in mythological terms helps to put you in accord with the inevitables of this vale of tears. You learn to recognize the positive values in what appear to be negative moments and aspects of your life. The big question is whether you are going to say a hearty yes to your adventure….the adventure of the hero—the adventure of being alive.”

—Joseph Campbell, interviewed by Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth

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Random quote of the day:

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”

—Meister Eckhart, Sermon IV: True Hearing

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