Mervyn Brady from “Smelling The Roses”
“One thing that I learned that day was that
you have to accept things and move on.
There were certain things that had to remain unexplained and unanswered.
I knew I was too young to understand what happened.
I also knew one day I would grow into the answer.
In great moments of sadness something enters into your blood
and changes you.
I didn’t know it then, but looking back, those were the moments when God,
the divine sculptor, shaped my inner world.”
The temple of love is not love itself;
True love is the treasure,
Not the walls about it.
Do not admire the decoration,
But involve yourself in the essence,
The perfume that invades and touches you-
The beginning and the end.
Discovered, this replace all else,
The apparent and the unknowable.
Time and space are slaves to this presence.
As once the winged energy of delight
carried you over childhood’s dark abysses,
now beyond your own life build the great
arch of unimagined bridges.
Wonders happen if we can succeed
in passing through the harshest danger;
but only in a bright and purely granted
achievement can we realize the wonder.
To work with Things in the indescribable
relationship is not too hard for us;
the pattern grows more intricate and subtle,
and being swept along is not enough.
Take your practiced powers and stretch them out
until they span the chasm between two
contradictions… For the god
wants to know himself in you.
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Unless a man first finds himself,
finds his own essential nature and destiny,
and begins from them,
all his efforts and achievements will be built only on the sand of personality,
and at the first serious shock the whole structure will crumble,
perhaps destroying him in its fall.”
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This day is all that is good and fair.
It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let life happen to you.
Believe me: life is in the right, always.
Rainer Maria Rilke
From the clear center of my heart
there are no edges to my loving you
I’ve heard it said there’s a window that opens
from one mind to another
but if there were no wall,
what need of installing a window?
“Through the empty branches the sky remains.
It is what you have.
Be earth now, and evensong.
Be the ground lying under that sky.
Be modest now,
like a thing ripened until it is real,
so that He who began it all
can feel you when he reaches for you.”
“The first peace, which is the most important,
is that which comes within the souls of people
when they realize their relationship,
their oneness with the universe and all its powers,
and when they realize at the center of the universe
dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center
is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”