May the charming words of this lovely poem inspire you today.
Patience and perseverance
Are of supreme importance
On any spiritual path.
The mind takes perseverance
The heart takes perseverance
As something most essential
To bring down
Into the heart-pocket of the seeker.
You can turn me into
What you need is patience,
What you need is perseverance
To satisfy God
In every human being.
The mind's obedience
The heart's perseverance
Together can accomplish
Everything they want to.
No patience, no perseverance,
The outer success and the inner progress
Will remain a far cry.
Eventually shall arrive
At the Golden Shore.
His heart of patience
And his life of perseverance
Have at long last granted him
Heaven's ever-increasing ecstasy-sky.
--Did You Know: He was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher who emigrated to the U.S. in 1964.An author, composer, artist and athlete, he was perhaps best known for holding public events on the theme of inner peace and world harmony (such as concerts, meditations, and races).
--Word of the Day: refractory \rih-FRAK-tuh-ree\ , adjective:
Meaning: 1. Stubbornly disobedient; unmanageable.
2. Resisting ordinary treatment or cure.
3. Difficult to melt or work; capable of enduring high temperature.
Example: It's a head shot of Lucien Bouchard peering out of the dark, openmouthed, teeth showing, eyes glittering and appearing not to have shaved in a week. In another age, the shot might have been held up to a refractory kid with the warning, "The boogeyman will get you if you don't watch out."
(George Bain, "Whose Reality?", Time, October 13, 1997)
--Quote of the Day: Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
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