You will never be alone in your quest for real life as long as you put your love for truth before all else.
To ensure your progress is sure and steady on the upper path, here is the perfect prescription to ensure that you have a profitable spiritual life.
Welcome these five truth lessons into your mind and watch how their refreshing view of reality leads you to that unconditional freedom for which your heart longs.
- To weigh the value of what this world can reward us with, we need only remove the scales from our eyes, for were we willing to measure how many times we have fallen victim to a world that promises us victory but that leaves us a victim, then we would know just how hollow is the hope of finding treasure in a bottomless basket.
- If common social convention — with all its contrivance and hypocrisy — has one redeeming value, it is this: the happy day may come when we realize that too much of our time has been spent conversing with cleverly disguised thieves, listening to and believing in the plans of liars, and trusting in the promises of people who are, by majority, incapable of a single act of integrity. This day of our awakening is the same as the delightful date of our departure from a bankrupt world filled with beggars dressed as kings and queens.
- Billions give their lives away for a moment’s pleasure or the promise of approval. They sacrifice their happiness in the hope that by acquiring power they can make their world a prettier place in the face of all the ugliness that these same pursuits create. The few and the true also give their lives away — in acts of quiet selflessness that naturally follow the footsteps of those who have preceded them on the upward path.
- For anyone with ears to hear, there is but one question and one answer: will we wait patiently for a single moment of relationship with what is eternal and real — where, with the touch of something timeless, all the moments of our life are forever changed? Otherwise we waste the few moments of our life chasing the pleasure of an imagined time to come that forever recedes from our grasp in the same instant that we reach for it.
- No one can say no to this world who is afraid to walk through it alone. The unseen cost of this baseless fear is not just ending up in the company of cowards but that one may lose the possibility of ever coming to know the company of the Divine.
Until the peace and pleasure found within yourself is equal to or greater than any consolation found outside of yourself, then your power to be patient, loving, and profitable in every moment is, at best, conditional. Nothing better serves to sustain anger, frustration, and fear than being identified with a level of self whose life is founded, at best, upon the sands of passing circumstances.
(Excerpted from The Secret of Your Immortal Self, Llewellyn Worldwide)