Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details

In the light of calm

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Gleanings found here and there:

“A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun upon rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part.”

~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“While others are anxious to see you arrive, I praise your vast withstanding of the uncertainty from which all meaning is born.” ~ Toko-pa

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“So imperturbable was Abdu’l-Bahá’s equanimity that, while rumors were being bruited about that He might be cast into the sea, or exiled to Fizan in Tripolitania, or hanged on the gallows,

Israel 077He, to the amazement of His friends and the amusement of His enemies, was to be seen planting trees and vines in the garden of His house, whose fruits when the storm had blown over, He would bid His faithful gardener, Isma’il Aqa, pluck and present to those same friends and enemies on the occasion of their visits to Him.” 

~ Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By

 

2 thoughts on “In the light of calm

  1. Dear Phyllis, I so could absorb what you shared “While others are anxious to see you arrive, I praise your vast withstanding of the uncertainly from which all meaning is born”. – Toko-pa
    I could interrupt it for myself – while I am anxious to arrive , (and what that represents to me), I pray for wisdom and courage to continue to stand in faith in the midst of all uncertainly on my journey.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  2. “A quiet mind is all you need.” So true but so hard to accomplish, but so worth the effort. Thank you.

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