Practical Mysticism - CHAPTER VI - LOVE AND WILL

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"Only the real, say the mystics, can know Reality, for “we behold that which we are,” the universe which we see is conditioned by the character of the mind that sees it: and this realness—since that which you seek is no mere glimpse of Eternal Life, but complete possession of it—must apply to every aspect of your being, the rich totality of character, all the “forces of the soul,” not to some thin and isolated “spiritual sense” alone."

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eyes of love

To “look with the eyes of love” seems a vague and sentimental recommendation: yet the whole art of spiritual communion is summed in it, and exact and important results flow from this exercise.
I can not grasp this with my thinking mind. Intuitively, it makes perfect sense as does the statement from the cloud...that love can reach God in this life, but never knowing. I spend so much of my time learning to know, that I forget to learn to love. Love is actually hard for my mind to wrap around. Perahps that's the point. To reach with the senses of a loving heart. To forgo the knowledge and understanding, and just rest in the love.
Lou Craddock

Lou Craddock




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