One Spirit, Many Wells – Chapter 10 (Part II)

More quotes from the Chapter on Meditation and Mindfulness

When you want to lay yourself open for the divine

like a snare that is hollowed out to its depth

like a canopy that projects a shadow

from the divine heat and light

into your soul,

then go into your inner place physically,

or to that story or symbol that reminds you of the sacred.

Close the door of your awareness to

the public person you think yourself to be.

Pray to the parent of creation, with your inner sense,

the outer senses turned within.

Veiling yourself, the mystery may be unveiled through you.

By opening yourself to the flow of the sacred,

somewhere, resounding in some inner form,

the swell of the divine ocean can move through you.

The breathing life of all reveals itself

in the way you live your life.

– Jesus, Matthew Ch 6, translated directly from the Aramaic

[I]f children were told from their birth:

“You are eternal, you have a place in you that is full of wisdom, full of strength, full of blessedness,” this truth would become a power in their lives even when they grow up and other negative influences begin to prevail. . . . A wonderful beauty of appearance and of character comes to you.

– Swami Ashkananda

Empty your mind of all thoughts.

Let your heart be at peace.

Watch the turmoil of beings,

but contemplate their return.

Each separate being in the universe

returns to the common source.

Returning to the source is serenity.

– The Tao Te Ching

To know Tao


and still the mind.

Knowledge comes with perseverance. . . .

When enlightenment arrives

don’t talk too much about it;

just live it in your own way.

– Loy Ching Yuen

God is not found in the soul by adding anything, but by a process of subtraction.

– Meister Eckhart

In the pursuit of knowledge,

every day something is added.

In the practice of the Tao,

every day something is dropped . . .

True mastery can be gained

by letting things go their own way.

It can’t be gained by interfering.

If you want to be given everything,

give everything up . . .

If you open yourself to loss,

you are at one with loss

and you can accept it completely.

– Tao Te Ching

If you think of yourself as something,

then God cannot clothe himself in you,

for God is infinite.

No vessel can contain God,

unless you think of yourself as Ayin . . .

Think of yourself as Ayin and forget yourself totally.

Then you can transcend time,

rising to the world of thought,

where all is equal:

life and death, ocean and dry land.

– The Kabbalah

The recollection of God makes the heart calm.

– The Qur’an

Secretly we spoke,

that wise one and me.

I said, Tell me the secrets of the world.

He said, Sh . . . Let silence

Tell you the secrets of the world.

– Rumi

Enjoy! 🙂

Blessings & Peace,