All Day Long

Write down how many things you want.
Meditate on how many things you need.
When you write them down
You will see
That you want millions of things.
When you meditate
You will notice
That you need only one thing
And that is God the Compassion,
God the eternal Compassion.

- Sri Chinmoy

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If He
let go of my hand, I would
weep so loudly,
I would petition with all my might, I would cause
so much trouble
that I bet God would come to His senses
and never do that

From ‘Love Poems From God’ by Daniel Ladinsky.

Man never desires anything so earnestly
as God desires to bring a man to Himself,
that he may know Him.
- Meister Eckhart

Image from Monos Monastic Centre for Culture and Spirituality

Love Does That

All day long a little burro labours, sometimes
with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only
and worries, as we know, can be more exhausting
than physical labour.
once in a while a kind monk comes
to her stable and brings
a pear, but more
than that,
he looks into the burro’s eyes and touches her ears
and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,
because love does
love frees.

~ Meister Eckhart
 translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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