“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.” i
“When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.”
“Not having tasted a single cup of your wine I’m already drunk.”
“You have no need to travel anywhere, journey within yourself, enter in a mine of rubies, and bathe in the splendor of your own light.”
“Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.”
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
“Master, I’ve discovered The Answer! Knock and the door will be opened to you.” The Master replied, “who said the door was closed?”
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
embracing for one breath,
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
“Swim out of your little pond.”
“A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given to you.”
“Then comes a moment of feeling the wings you’ve grown lifting.”
Remember, the entrance to the door to the sanctuary is inside you.