„Life is the ultimate vision quest that unfailingly does its job so well – bringing us home to the deepest truths in the Universe. We are always walking with ourselves even as the landscape of our reality appears to change. People, places, things – all arise, subside, and shift over time. We, however, are our steadiest companion in Truth.
Be willing to walk alone. That doesn’t mean we are alone, or that we will always be alone. It’s often in the aloneness that the connection to all that is – dawns. It’s in aloneness that we realize we are never really alone. It’s in aloneness that the light of awareness points to the unity of all.
May I love my own heart more, not less, as I walk through the mystery of the unknown.
May I be my own best friend and lover with every breath.
May I hold my own hand as I walk through the fire and fears that burn up all that isn’t me.
Our inner strength and immovable core peace are indestructible.”
“But everything that may someday be possible for many people, the solitary man can now, already, prepare and build with his own hands, which make fewer mistakes. Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away, you write, and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast. And if what is near you is far away, then your vastness is already among the stars and is very great; be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don’t torment them with your doubts and don’t frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn’t be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn’t necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust.”
„There is a Reality that is beyond that narrow subjective reality. And you can find it, from the inside out, for it is the very ground of your being. It is who you are when you strip away all the false beliefs you have accepted from parents, family, culture and church or synagogue.
I have asked you to have the courage to stand alone so you could step into your life and shed the narrow identifications which prevent you from knowing who you are. I have asked you to leave your home and you work, so that you could stand back and look at your life from a distance, seeing the self-limiting fear-based patterns of behavior. I have asked you to stand back so that you would realize that you do not have to sell yourself short. You do not have to give your power away to customs and traditions that don’t honor your spiritual roots and branches.”