By Joel S. Goldsmith
Goldsmith explains the Circle of Eternity--the foundation of his method of mysticism--and tells the right way to go beyond the "parenthesis'' of our daily lives that falls among start and dying.
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Let us give up believing that our wisdom is greater than God's wisdom or that our love is greater than God's love, and in silence let us accept God's grace. Silence is the only form of spiritual prayer. True, we may use words and thoughts to lift ourselves into an atmosphere where we can be still, but the words and thoughts we are using are not prayer: they are merely aids to lift us to the heights where prayer can be experienced. " Whether it takes a day, a year, or many years, it is imperative to have those periods of silence until we do hear that still small voice within and feel the Presence and Its power.
True, it is within great teachers, but it is there in exactly the same measure that it is within you and me, and in no greater degree. W e are all equal before God, and the grace of God that has given spirituality to one has given it to all. The one difference is that only a few seem to have gained access to it because only a few have learned that the power of God is made manifest in silence and in stillness. It is a power that we cannot use, but which we can permit to flow from us by our recognition and realization of it.
And still with some there is a mental strain, as if it were not true, as if we had to make it come true, or as if we had to woo God. The 1 The italicized portions of this book are spontaneous meditations which have come to the author during periods of uplifted consciousness and are not in any sense intended to be used as affirmations, denials, or formulas. They have been inserted in this book from time to time to serve as examples of the free flowing of the Spirit. As the reader practices the Presence, he, too, in his exalted moments, will receive ever new and fresh inspiration as the outpouring of the Spirit.