“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.”
We must forget ourselves.
When we find something beautiful we should lose ourselves in it;
This is ecstasy.
Ecstasy is the contemplation of reality. It is real emotion.
Ecstasy is the opposite of imagination.
If we see something beautiful we are experiencing something real. We are seeing a fact.
If we take things into ourselves we make them small, lose them.
If we lose ourselves in things bigger than ourselves,
we lose our small selves and find our real selves.
We must love, and love rightly and simply.
It is not enough for one man to show love; many must show it.
And how can we show what we have not got?
That is why we must forget ourselves and give.
We must not think about ourselves, about whether we are saying the right thing.
We can be more open to people by thinking of them.
We must feel them, feel what they need.
There is a master-key that will open everyone: kindness, just kindness.