|A Cottage by the Sea||
There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fountain of action and joy it rises up in wordless gentleness and flows out of me from unseen roots of all created being.
Dive deep, O mind
into the ocean of Divine Beauty.
You will discover a new gem
instant after instant.
I believe that as each day unfolds, we see less of the shadow and more of the sun, less of the tarnish and more of the gold.
When the moon rises in the Heart of Heaven
And a light breeze touches the mirror-like surface of the lake,
That is indeed a moment of pure joy.
But few are they who are aware of it.
If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life…
How shall the summer arise in joy,
Or the summer fruits appear?
Or how shall we gather what griefs destroy,
Or bless the mellowing year,
When the blasts of winter appear?
In the garden of the Argyll Hotel on Iona.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.