“I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
Here is T. S. Eliot, warning us that in the darkness we must wait, that we must surrender, not to inaction, but to NOT KNOWING. Here is the secret. That is the universal solvent to our spiritual journey. To wait.
(Poem is an extract from the Four Quartets)
Solar eclipse, Berlin, Friday 20 March
Efy my beautiful friend received me today with this quote in the morning. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
~ Sylvia Plath. How simple,how amazing. Just sit down, digest your coffee and brag, I am. On my way here I also read Roxy’s post about “why we are always waiting in life for something to happen, if what happens is life”. That’s it. Ufff I think my Friday has a name. Live this precise moment, maintain the balance and embrace life. To finish, another quote, a very aesthetic, imaginative and abstract quote by Rimbaud. “I am another”. Food for thought.
Photo by David Terranova
“Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff
Gurdjieff likened awakening to escaping from prison. This prison is the person’s own sleep, and the primary force that keeps people locked up is that they know of their own captivity. He believed in “The Fourth Way” that described in a few words its an ancient system for the development of consciousness through self-knowledge. His book “The fourth Way” it’s a must read.