O friend, do not look for me in the East
Nor West, among the living or deceased,
But search within the centre of all things;
Hurry! we wait upon you at the feast.

Rafael Alejandro Jara

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“We are of the One; each human mind is a microcosm, a miniature replica of the single Mind that conceives and becomes the universe. To know that Oneness and recognize it in all our fellow beings is what life is all about. This recognition leads us to another level of awareness. The One delights in each of the infinite forms in which it is manifest. To play on that lovely English verb, this means that the One sends its light into each of these forms. Vegetative forms indeed experience this gift most in sunlight, stretching toward it as they grow. We humans are privileged to experience that same radiating light-energy as delight or love.

The One loves the many. The coat-of-many-colors in which Being comes to be garbed is a garment of delight. We, as the self-conscious expression of Being, are called upon to love as well, to partake in and give human expression to the delightfulness of existence.”

– Arthur Green (EHYEH: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow)

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“What the Fathers sought most of all was their own true self, in Christ. And in order to do this, they had to reject completely the false, formal self, fabricated under social compulsion in ‘the world.’ They sought a way to God that was uncharted and freely chosen, not inherited from others who had mapped it out beforehand. They sought a God whom they alone could find, not one who was ‘given’ in a set, stereotyped form by
somebody else.”

–Thomas Merton

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Lord have mercy

Praise ye His Name

Daybreak in my heart

Lord have mercy

Praise ye His Name

Sunrise in my soul

Lord have mercy

Praise ye His Name

Daybreak for us all

Lord have mercy

Praise ye His Name

Sunrise over all

–Mriam Baum

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