Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.
Why do you stay in prison<br/>when the door is so wide open?<br/><br/>Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.<br/>Live in silence.
The lion is most handsome when looking for food
To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.
Reason is like an officer when the king appears. The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun.
You are so weak. Give up to grace.<br/>The ocean takes care of each wave<br/>till it gets to shore.
Try and be a sheet of paper with nothing on it.<br/>Be a spot of ground where nothing is growing,<br/>where something might be planted,<br/>a seed, possibly, from the Absolute.
One day You will take my heart completely and make it more fiery than a dragon. Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.
When I am with you, we stay up all night.<br/>When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.<br/><br/>Praise God for those two insomnias!<br/>And the difference between them.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
Oh soul,<br/>you worry too much.<br/>You have seen your own strength.<br/>You have seen your own beauty.<br/>You have seen your golden wings.<br/>Of anything less,<br/>why do you worry?<br/>You are in truth<br/>the soul, of the soul, of the soul.
All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.