Waters are wiser than we; they see the night sooner.
     From the sky into the dark they recede
     And vanish like a huge fish
     While hills receive a wild stampede.
 
     Waters are wiser than we; they can find joy
     In the trees only,
     Not in strangers
     Forcing us to live lonely.
 
     Waters are wiser than we; they don't sleep,
     But keep their eyes open where the blue thrives,
     And couched in the secret of death they wait
     For a place for their own lives.

 

 

–FAZIL HÜSNÜ DAGLARCA

 

 

…………….

 

“If someone throws a ball and it crashes through a window, do we say that the ball broke the window or that the person throwing the ball broke the window? Clearly, the primary mover is the source of the movement, and the responsibility falls to this source. The ball did not break the window of its own volition—it was thrown.

        There is a deeper aspect to this question. Did the person throwing the ball break the window, or was there a primary mover behind this person—did God break the window?…..

        …..the answer to the question of whether the stone thrower or God broke the window is that one cannot be separated from the other. The stone thrower is an expression of the Divine; it does not act as a separate entity. The window is broken, and it is also not separate. Windows break when hit by stones—this is the nature of glass. We must change our linear thinking to the understanding of Oneness, that each unfolding moment is the expression of the Divine.

        Everything that ‘is’ and everything that happens is an expression of God-ing. We do not need to await the touch of the Divine in order to know this; we simply need to open our eyes and our ears to experience what is happening right here and right now.”

 

– David A. Cooper (Invoking Angels:

For Blessings, Protection, and Healing)

 

…….

 

“In all faith, whether natural or supernatural, we must have some
rational assurance that the person on whose word we accept a truth
really speaks with authority.  The relations of the average layman with
his doctor demand a large amount of human faith.  We expect our doctor
to know quite a lot about a subject of which we ourselves are ignorant.
We take the medicines he prescribes, trusting in his skill, on his
authority.  But it is not rational to trust every man who calls himself
a doctor.  We are unreasonable if we place ourselves in the hands of
someone whose patients spend more and more money for esoteric treatments
and strange operations without ever getting well.”

 

–Thomas Merton

 

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