“We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.”
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Entries by Carol O'Connor
“The really wonderful thing that happened to me when I was in space was this feeling of belonging to the entire universe.”
“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
While walking along a riverbank at some rapids, an old man slipped on a wet rock near the edge and fell in. Onlookers watched in horror as he was swept toward and then over a high waterfall. However, there was great joy when he emerged bruised but otherwise unharmed downstream. “How did you manage to survive?” asked one man…
“The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.”
“The Brain — is wider than the Sky —
For — put them side by side —
The one the other will contain
With ease — and You — beside —
The Brain is deeper than the sea —
For — hold them — Blue to Blue —
The one the other will absorb —
As Sponges — Buckets — do –
The Brain is just the weight of God –
For — Heft them — Pound for Pound —
And they will differ — if they do —
As Syllable from Sound –”
“Truth, and Goodness, and Beauty
are but different faces of the same all.”
“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants.
The question is: what are we busy about?”
There is a story about a young man in Japan who wanted to be the greatest martial artist of the land. He thought that to reach this goal, he must study with the best instructor, who lived many miles away.
One day he left home to go study with this great teacher. After traveling for several days, he arrived at the school and was given an audience with the teacher. “What do you wish to learn from me?” the master asked.
“I want you to teach me your art and help me become one of the best martial artist’s in the country,” the young man replied. “How long must I study?”
“Ten years at least,” the master answered.
The young man thought, ten years is a lot of time. I want to get his done sooner than that. I don’t have that much time. Certainly if I try harder I can complete this task quicker. So he asked the master, “What if I studied twice as hard as everyone else? How long would it take then?”
“Then it would take twenty years,” replied the master…