By Joel S. Goldsmith
Goldsmith explains the Circle of Eternity--the foundation of his method of mysticism--and tells the way to go beyond the "parenthesis'' of our daily lives that falls among delivery and demise.
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The mind is the instrument through which we can become aware of the spiritual wisdom of the ages—Scripture and spiritual literature and teachings. It is through the mind that we discipline the body and that we seek to discipline our thoughts; it is the mind that keeps itself stayed on Cod; it is with the mind that we think spiritual thoughts; it is with the mind that we ponder the deep things of the Spirit. This pondering, these thoughts and words, we call contemplative meditation. The words may be spoken or they may be thought, but they are only a step leading to meditation itself.
Show me plainly the way in which I am to go, and I promise to follow the light as it is given to me * We must let go of God and let God use us. We must release Him from our mental clutches, stop hanging on to God, and let Him hang on to us. If we are in ignorance of God and His ways, let us become spiritually wise. If we are willfully disobedient to the laws of God, let us correct ourselves and bring ourselves into attunement and alignment with His laws that the finger of God may touch us to His will and His grace.
That is why in The Infinite Way we do not seek to stop the operation of the mind; we never tell anyone to stop thinking, to make any effort to stop thought, or to try to destroy the thinking mind because the mind is 45 46 A PARENTHESIS IN ETERNITY the gateway through which truth finds entrance to our consciousness. The mind is the instrument through which we can become aware of the spiritual wisdom of the ages—Scripture and spiritual literature and teachings. It is through the mind that we discipline the body and that we seek to discipline our thoughts; it is the mind that keeps itself stayed on Cod; it is with the mind that we think spiritual thoughts; it is with the mind that we ponder the deep things of the Spirit.
A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life by Joel S. Goldsmith