Entries by Carol O'Connor

Unclear

“This life’s dim windows of the soul
Distorts the heavens from pole to pole
And leads you to believe a lie
When you see with, not through, the eye.”

Options

“We love variety, the play of pain and pleasure, we are fascinated by contrasts. For this we need the opposites and their apparent separation. We enjoy them for a time and then get tired and crave for the peace and silence of Pure Being.”

Shipwrecked

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island.

He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him.

Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming…

Acceptance

“Life is a perpetual change we must accept and to which we have to continually adapt. Often our mind does not accept these changes and creates unnecessary tension and fear, and prevents us to flow with life. Nothing is greater than to let go with the flow of life in a total acceptance.”

One Body

“If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts but one body.”

Prevent Trouble

“Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree grows from a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles starts beneath your feet.
Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe.”

The King and the Seven Gates

Once upon a time, a king said he would give away his kingdom. He said he would give it to anybody who came to him, in seven days’ time, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon and asked for it! Practically everyone decided to go in for this adventure.

The king himself sat behind seven gates.

After the first gate was a beautiful garden, with swimming pools, baths and fountains, where you could bathe and refresh yourself…

Purpose

“We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.”