Thursday, October 22, 2015

A church

A  church

We need to stop
going to church
and find what we are seeking
in the immediacy of
who we are..
It is then that we find
that infinite and eternal
Awareness through which
all churches might flow...!

We do not have to build a church. Let us be complete in ourselves. Let us drink ourselves empty, give ourselves fully, extend ourselves outward—until, at last, the waving treetops are our own gestures and our laughter is resurrected in the children who play beneath them...

~~Rainer Maria Rilke, Early Journals

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,  60
        Hath had elsewhere its setting,
          And cometh from afar:
        Not in entire forgetfulness,
        And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come  65
        From God, who is our home:
Heaven lies about us in our infancy!

~~William Wordsworth, Intimations of Immortality

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