“Joy and suffering are two equally precious gifts both of which must be savoured to the full…Through joy, the beauty of the world penetrates our soul. Through suffering it penetrates the body…The body plays a part in all apprenticeships.“
– Simone Weil
“To love one’s flesh and blood is no achievement…Only in the love of those who do not serve a purpose, love begins to unfold.“
– Eric Fromm
We entered the Unknown and Spaciousness of Cauldron with the power and immediacy of ‘simply ourselves’ to lead us deeper into Alivening Realness. In this way we were invited to become the quote, the Invitation and Path.
“When it seems that the world might end, how a person and how a culture view the world have a greater effect than usual. When the end seems near it’s time for the opposites to meet…back to the roots of knowing…and the unifying Tree of Life.”
– Michael Meade
“He who, being a man, remains a woman, will become a universal channel”
– Lao Tsu
We were invited to become our own muse, and enter through the Intentional Container of our own Presence.
“To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everybody, in everything, is to succumb to violence.”
– Thomas Merton
“Full consciousness of any event demands that we see its outer and its inner, its shape and also its meaning, its body and also its soul.”
– Richard Rohr
Spring 2017, called us again to be led and evolved by Unknown Well-Springs.
“Our greatest challenge at the Gold Gate is to have the courage to face whatever suffering, sadness, or pain may come during this ultimate spiritual process called dying…To hold onto nothing is the root of happiness and peace…where the path of fearlessness leads, and where we rest in expanded, unlimited peace.“
– Angeles Arrien
“Death is not putting out the light; it is blowing out the lamp because the dawn has come.”
– Rabindranath Tagore