A meditation on God in His various manifestations.
St Dionysios the Areopagite, Mystical Theology (via yuri-rimsky)
"Everyone tries to make his life a work of art. We want love to last and we know that it does not last; even if, by some miracle, it were to last a whole lifetime, it would still be incomplete. Perhaps, in this insatiable need for perpetuation, we should better understand human suffering, if we knew that it was eternal. It appears that great minds are, sometimes, less horrified by suffering than by the fact that it does not endure. In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day. One morning, after many dark nights of despair, an irrepressible longing to live will announce to us the fact that all is finished and that suffering has no more meaning than happiness."
"Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."
Edward Hopper (via purplebuddhaproject)
"Have more than you show,
Speak less than you know."
"Birth is an aggressive action - the thrust outward with great impetus of a self from within the body into a new environment. Any creative idea is aggressive. Violence is not aggressive. It is instead a passive surrender to emotion which is not understood or evaluated, only feared, and at the same time sought."
Jane Roberts, Seth, "The Nature of Personal Reality" (via meditationsinwonderland)