If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude - Suzuki Roshi -

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Emerson's Directions

"Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which flows into you as life, place yourself in the full center of that flood, then you are without effort impelled to truth, to right, and a perfect contentment. Then you put all gainsayers in the wrong. Then you are the world, the measure of right, of truth, of beauty."

"Each man has his own vocation. The talent is in the call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him. He has faculties silently inviting him thither to endless exertion. He is like a ship in a river; he runs against obstructions on every side but one; on that side, all obstruction is taken away, and he sweeps serenely over God's depths into an infinite sea."

Essay IV: Spiritual Laws

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