Friday, March 27, 2015

Serving Others...

John William Waterhouse

The soul sees the interconnectedness of all
 and in serving others or a higher aim,
 can see that it is one common purpose.
It is also the expression and elimination of our love...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hold Back Nothing...

Basilica Santi XII Apostoli, Rome 
by Baciccio

Look at the humility of God
 and pour your hearts out before him.
 Humble yourselves that you may be exalted by him.
 Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves
 that he who gives himself totally to you
 may receive you totally.

~St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Work...

At a certain point in this work…
Your life becomes part of the work,
 the work is not part of your life.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Being Love...

In the love state the work works and attracts more soul. 
I can see that this is the only way.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Awaken the Heart

Friedrich von Amerling

"Holy spirit, giving life to all life, moving all creatures, root of all things, washing them clean, wiping out the mistakes, healing the wounds, you are our true life, luminous, wonderful, awakening the heart from its ancient sleep.      

~Hildegard Von Bingen

Friday, March 13, 2015

Asking Questions...

Rafael Sanzio

Many wise men say, only when there is a question, 
an answer may come. 
So if we stop asking questions, 
we will stop receiving answers.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This Is A Dream....

Gurdjieff used to say to his disciples that the most important thing is to remember in a dream that “This is a dream.” But how to do it? It seems almost impossible. How to remember in a dream that “This is a dream”? But if you practice the Gurdjieffian method, one day you can remember it. The method is simple. You have to go on remembering the whole day, whatsoever you see, that “This is a dream.” Walking on the street, “This is a dream”; the dog barking, “This is a dream.” Go on remembering the whole day, “This is a dream, this is a dream….” It takes three to nine months for the idea to sink into your heart. Then one day, suddenly, in your dream you remember and you say, “This is a dream!” — and that is a moment of great illumination. Immediately, the dream disappears. The moment you say it is a dream, it disappears and you are awake, fully awake, in the middle of the night. Of course, these trees and the people on the road are not a dream so they don’t disappear. You can go on saying, “This is a dream.” That was just a method to practice. But when you really remember in a dream that “This is a dream,” the dream disappears. The dream can exist only if believed; the dream disappears if you don’t believe in it. Our imagination is intoxicating.

~G.I. Gurdjieff