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There Was a Time I Would Reject Those - Muhyiddin Ibn Al-'Arabi

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 There was a time I would reject those who were not of my faith. But now. my heart has grown capable of taking on all forms. It is a pasture for gazelles, an abbey for monks, a table for the Torah, Kaaba for the pilgrim. My religion is love. Which ever the route love's caravan shall take, That shall be the path of my faith,

The World I Live In - Mary Oliver

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 I have refused to live locked in the orderly house of reasons and proofs. The world I live in and believe in is wider than that, and anyway, what's wrong with MAYBE? You wouldn't believe what once or twice I have seen. I'll just  tell you this: only if there are angels in your head will you ever, possibly, see one.

To Crush a Serpent (excerpt) - James Baldwin

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 Salvation is not flight from the wrath of God; it is accepting  and reciprocating the love of God. Salvation is not separation. It is the bringing of union with all that is or ever will be.

The Age of Anxiety (excerpt) - W.H. Auden

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 We would rather be ruined than changed We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die

Resurrecting Jesus (p.228) - Adyashanti

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 It's not about  getting out of the challenges of life, but about pouring oneself into life as an act of redemptive love,

Where Is God? - Mark Nepo

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 It's as if what is unbreakable - the very pulse of life- waits for everything else to be torn away, and then in the bareness that only silence and suffering and great love can expose, it dares to speak through us and to us. it seems to say, if you want to last, hold on to nothing. if you want to know love, let in everything. if you want to feel the presence of everything, stop counting the  things that break along the way.

Hope - Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

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 Hope has holes in its pockets. It leaves little crumb trails so that we, when anxious, can follow it. Hope's secret: it doesn't know the destination- it knows only  that all roads begin with one foot in front of the other.