January 25, 2010

The Ninth Letter

“…It is always my wish that you might find enough patience within you to endure, and enough innocence to have faith…that you might gain more and more trust in whatever is difficult for you, in your aloneness, among other things. Allow life to happen to you…life is right in all cases.

…All feelings that integrate and inspire are pure. Impure is the feeling that touches only one side of your being and is tearing you up so…Everything that causes you to be more than you have been in your best hours is right. Every advancement is good if it pervades your whole bloodstream, when it is not due to intoxication, not due to being conditioned to sadness, but to transparent joy…

You doubt can become a good attribute if you discipline it. It must become a knowing; it must become the critic. Ask it, as often as it wishes to spoil something, why something is ugly. Demand proof of it, test it, and you will find it perhaps perplexed and confused, perhaps also in protest. But don’t give in; demand arguments. Act with alertness and responsibility, each and every time, and the day will come when doubt will change from a destroyer to become one of you best fellow workers, perhaps the wisest of all that have a part in building your life. …of life and death…both are great and wonderful.

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