|A Cottage by the Sea||
You stopped because this moment is unique. Because never again will you see exactly what you are seeing now. Because never again will you experience exactly what you are experiencing now.
Here is this body are the sacred rivers, here are the sun and moon, as well as the pilgrimage places.
I’m a visitor, passing through. I’ve never liked being a travel: I take up residence.
The greatest and wisest have often stopped and withdrawn from active lives to journey within themselves.
How could the soul not take flight
When from the glorious presence
A soft call flows sweet as honey, comes right up to her
And whispers, “Rise up now, come away.”
There is in you something that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have.
Hope is like a road in the country: there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
Lin Yutang (www.gratefulness.org)
What you think upon grows….The more you think about your grievances or the injustices that you have suffered, the more such trials will you continue to receive; and the more you think of the good fortune you have had, the more good fortune will come to you.