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Practical Mysticism
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"Yet in spite of...the Cloud of Unknowing into which you have plunged, you are sure that it is well to be here. A peculiar certitude...a strange...peace, is distilled into you...this wilderness...so bare and desolate...yet strangely homely. In it, all your sorrowful questionings are answered without utterance; it is the All... It calls forth the utmost adoration...and, mysteriously, gives love for love." Aug 09, 2017 12:44AM

 

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“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
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“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
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