One of the most exciting aspects of the OneJourney Living Book of quotations is that through your explorations of it you can prove to yourself that wisdom is indeed timeless.
Great truths are rediscovered again and again across the ages and restated in the language of the day. These restatements are genuine reflections of timeless truth, and their healing wisdom can help each of us find peace and happiness now.
Here are just a few examples of great truths that are echoed across the centuries…
The very time I thought I was lost, the dungeon shook and my chains fell off.
— African American Spirituality
You could be sitting all alone in your room, in anguish, regretful over the past, anxious in the present, and worried about the future, having nothing, hopeful for nothing — and if you would snap the hypnosis of your mind, all grief would vanish in a flash.
— Vernon Howard, 1918
Do not despair or cast aside every good hope because your present state is quite unenviable. Rather, turn your thoughts to the blessings already granted you by God and to those reserved by promise for the future.
— Basil The Great, 330
The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
— Walker Percy, 1916
For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought.
— Abu Yazid Al-Bistami, 804
God dwells in you, as you, and you don’t have to ‘do’ anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state. Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward, and sacrifice your mind to the One Self radiating in the Heart of your very being.
— Ramana Maharshi, 1879
Take some time to explore the OneJourney Living Book and find those gems of wisdom that speak to your heart and will help heal your spirit so it can flower.
Uncover the Treasure of Your True Self
Guy Finley, founder of the OneJourney project, offers insight into uncovering the treasure of your True Self:
Every saint, sage, and wise man or woman from every timeless tradition — East or West, past or present — has a special message for you: You have been left a great inheritance. A treasure chest of spiritual gifts awaits you; you need only claim it for your own. But this is no ordinary treasure; within this great chest lie others — chest within chest within chest — each one holding a prize that increases the value of the one before it!
Here’s what awaits you in the first great chest: Your birthright to be free.
Let’s pause to consider the magnitude of this gift, keeping in mind how often we step, unaware, into the small prison cell of some self-compromising thought or feeling.
One thing we already know is that worry, doubt, resentment, and fear — whatever their shape or form — hold captive anyone unwary enough to fall into their web of woe. But your reclaimed birthright authorizes you to be as naturally free of these negative states as it is for you to be full of “grace under fire,” regardless of how dire circumstances may seem. And there’s more.
Yours is also the right to effortlessly recognize and release anger and frustration, to be able to see them for exactly what they are — false powers disguised as helpful guides in times of duress. And taking their place — as flowers replace weeds in a well-cared-for garden — are new powers of kindness, patience, and love. These characteristics are born of a living light that gently sweeps away whatever remains within you to oppose your liberation.
And what about the remainder of your yet-to-be opened chests — the ones holding the rest of your inheritance? In these unlocked treasure boxes, you’ll find the rest of the new spiritual knowledge you’ll need to reclaim the rights belonging to your original Self. Here’s a partial list of these remaining gifts:
— Unshakable faith in the goodness of life.
— Perfect confidence that all things are fair and just, in spite of temporary appearances.
— An effortless relationship with an order of reality whose timeless ground is the nature of success itself.
So now, let’s actually open the first of our spiritual treasure chests. It’s time to start gathering the facts we need to reclaim our lost legacy of freedom…
By sharing what you’ve learned here you can help others find healing wisdom, and in turn help heal the world. Spread the OneJourney message throughout your entire social network.
Dr. Ellen Dickstein
The OneJourney Project
P.S. Help Your Friends Start on Their Own Journey
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