Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continuously return.
Thomas R. Kelley
A quiet, fruitful, soul-stirring-intimacy lies just beyond
reach for most of us, too distracted by the busyness of
this world to heed our deepest longings.
Those pulling us towards the wonderful abundance engulfing
all-that-is, with divine Light, shining from within and without and all around everything we are and ever dream or hope to be.
The rising sun casts its rays of warmth upon newborn babies,
birthed under the glowing moon on our fragile eco-system,
that offers us constant reminders of the precious nature
of the miracle-of-life.
This is the Love that exists through the science of natural laws governing our existence, those we don’t understand, or
yet recognize, and countless more that we ignore,
calling us to nurture the priceless gift of our eternal souls
and put the fleeting happiness and lasting disappointments
of our worldly ambitions into a much-wider-perspective.
The mystery of the divine is both transcendent and immanent, at once unreachable and intimate, beyond our control and within our grasp.
Urging us to expand our concepts about and our perceptions of God, divinity and the infinite reaches of Eternity, with wonders beyond our imaginations and fruits sweeter than all our earthly desires.
As we open our hearts and minds to the Unity of all-existence,
pointing us to the priceless treasure inside each of us,
where we find ourselves as soul children of the Creator
that has always loved all of us.
Unconditionally, perfectly, endlessly,
then, now, and forever,
and forever after that.
The manifold world of our everyday experience is real with a relative reality… but this relative reality has its being within and because of the absolute Reality, which,…we can never hope to describe, even though it is possible for us directly to apprehend it. - Aldous Huxley *
Look, and it can't be seen.
Listen, and it can't be heard.
Reach, and it can't be grasped.
Approach it and there is no beginning;
follow it and there is no end.
You can't know it, but you can be it,
at ease in your own life.
Just realize where you come from:
this is the essence of wisdom.
Lao Tzu *
Stephan's Quintet, also known as the Hickson Compact Group 92, is a group of five galaxies that are 40 million to 300 million light years away from earth, each containing up to hundreds of millions of stars that span ages of 2 million years to more than 1 billion years. At least two of the galaxies have been interacting with each other, ripping stars from other galaxies, and sparking star birth. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team. www.esahubble.org
*P.33, Chapter 11, The Perennial Philosophy, Aldous Huxley, 1944, 1945, Harper and Brothers, Publishers
* From Chapter 14 of the Tao Te Ching, (The Book of the Way) by Lao Tzu: Translated by Stephen Mitchell. 1988, Harper Collins Publishers.