“When I am not present to myself”
When I am not present to myself,
then I am only aware of that half of me,
that mode of my being which turns outward
to created things.
And then it is possible for me to lose myself among them.
Then I no longer feel the deep secret pull
of the gravitation of love which draws my inward self
toward “God.” [The Unmanifest]]
My will and my intelligence lose their command of the
My senses, my imagination, my emotions,
scatter to pursue their various quarries all over the face
of the earth.
Recollection brings them home.
It brings the outward self into line with the inward spirit,
and makes my whole being answer the deep pull of love
that reaches down into the Mystery…
from – No Man is an Island
via – The Beauty We Love