“Retaining a modicum of skepticism is a wise and discriminatory quality of the reasoning mind, while retaining adamant skepticism only serves to shut the eyes of the reasoning forever.”
–Mary Summer Rain
“When I heard the sounds of soft weeping, I
searched far and beyond for the source of the
Above and below I searched.
Under and around I looked.
I peeked between and through.
Yet never did I find the source…until I
–Mary Summer Rain, Pinecones Autumn Reflections, Volume One of Pinecones and Woodsmoke
Still thinking about Kathy’s Grief post. Made it out for a walk this morning. Yay images! I came home and was pulled to grab the book and opened to the page. 🙂
Cleaning the house for a comfortable place to be.
“The Spiritual Seekers thirst after the quenching Waters of Knowledge. Blindly do some place their wandering feet upon many Pathways and, with their penchant for shortcuts, do fragment their many paths in an eager search of still others. Ever caught in the Maze of Confusion do they aimlessly toil with panic. While others, weary of expending effort, merely halt to sit–waiting for their “chosen” Teacher to miraculously materialize before them. Yet, in their lazy arrogant waiting, they stagnate. All their casting efforts are in vain, for the Knowledge they seek is found not in the Without, but has been with them all along–Within.
The Without Path cannot be
traveled until the Within Trail
has been traversed.”
–Mary Summer Rain, Volume One of Pinecones and Woodsmoke