The Way

“She was one of those who feel the need of some help to live--some upholding that is not of themselves, but who, through the stupidity of teachers unconsciously false,--men so unfit that they do not know they are unfit, direct their efforts, first towards having correct notions, then to work up the feelings that belong … Continue reading The Way

The True Way

“She was one of those who feel the need of some help to live--some upholding that is not of themselves, but who, through the stupidity of teachers unconsciously false,--men so unfit that they do not know they are unfit, direct their efforts, first towards having correct notions, then to work up the feelings that belong … Continue reading The True Way

Being Such

"Does she never try to teach them any thing, Ethel?" "She is constantly teaching them, whether she tries or not," I answered. "If you can make any one believe that there is something somewhere to be trusted, is not that the best lesson you can give him? That can be taught only by being such … Continue reading Being Such

Thou

Thou art my knowledge and my memory, No less than my real, deeper life, my love. I will not fool, degrade myself to trust In less than that which maketh me say Me, In less than that causing itself to be. Then art within me, behind, beneath, above— I will be thine because I may … Continue reading Thou

Walk

Remember He is the artist and you are only the picture. You can’t see it. So quietly submit to be painted—i.e., keep fulfilling all the obvious duties of your station (you really know quite well enough what they are!), asking forgiveness for each failure and then leaving it alone. You are in the right way. … Continue reading Walk

Hymn to God, My God, in My Sickness, John Donne

Since I am coming to that holy room,          Where, with thy choir of saints for evermore, I shall be made thy music; as I come          I tune the instrument here at the door,          And what I must do then, think here before.  Whilst my physicians by their love are grown          Cosmographers, and I their map, … Continue reading Hymn to God, My God, in My Sickness, John Donne