We all live in our own world. But if you look up at the starry sky - you'll see that all the different worlds up there combine to form constellations, solar systems, galaxies.
Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.
The boy reached through to the Soul of the World, and saw that it was part of the Soul of God. And he saw that the Soul of God was his own soul. And that he, a boy, could perform miracles.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
The wise men understood that this natural world is only an image and a copy of paradise. The existence of this world is simply a guarantee that there exists a world that is perfect. God created the world so that, through its visible objects, men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom.
Sometimes, you get no second chance and that its best to accept the gifts the world offers you.
There was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.
But ever since he had been a child, he wanted to know the world, and this was much more important to him than knowing God and learning about man's sins.
When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It's always a positive force.
But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.
If theater is ritual, then dance is too... It's as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.
If I can learn to understand this language without words, I can learn to understand the world.
They went to university because someone, at a time when universities seemed important, said that in order to rise in the world, you had to have a degree. And thus the world was deprived of some excellent gardeners, bakers, antique dealers, sculptors, and writers.
If there hadn't been a sixth day, man would not exist; copper would always be copper; and lead just lead. It's true that everything has its Personal Legend, but one day that Personal Legend will be realized. So each thing has to transform itself into something better, and to acquire a new Personal Legend, until, someday, the Soul of the World becomes one thing only.
Because of that she had never had enough energy to be herself, a person who, like everyone else in the world, needed other people in order to be happy. But other people were so difficult. They reacted in unpredictable ways, they surrounded themselves with defensive walls, they behaved just as she did, pretending they didn't care about anything. When someone more open to life appeared, they either rejected them outright or made them suffer, consigning them to being inferior, ingenuous.
Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.
Certain people, in their eagerness to construct a world no external threat can penetrate build exaggeratedly high defense againts the outside world, againts new people, new places, different experiences and leave their own world stripped bare. It is there that bitterness begins irrevocable work.
Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.
If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness. Would the world be a worse place for it? No, people would be fairer and happier.
No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.
The music could even penetrate his remote world, more distant than the moon itself; it could even perform miracles.
People become fascinated with pictures and words, and wind up forgetting the Language of the World
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