the relations of the soul to the divine spirit are so pure, that it is profane to seek to interpose helps. it must be that when nature speaketh she should not communicate, not one thing, but all things; should fill the world with her voice; should scatter forth light, nature, time, souls, from the centre of the present thought; and new date and new create the whole. whenever a mind is simple, and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away: means, teachers, texts, temples, fall; it lives now, and absorbs past and future into the present hour. all things are made sacred by relation to it, one as much as another. all things are dissolved to their centre by their cause, and, in the universal miracle, petty and particular miracles disappear.
the single decision i made when i was 23 years old to quit university changed the whole course of my life. if i had listened to my father’s advice, i would have a respected career, a family with two kids and a big stomach; but a small mind and a small heart. i would have strived to enrich myself and my tiny household and never think about the universal nature of humanity. i don’t think i would have ever been fulfilled having not followed my heart’s desire, which is freedom to choose. and so i chose to love man and hate the wicked dollar. i couldn’t be more happier.
what i learned, as i traveled over the years was that all my peers were living their parent’s lives. in other words by going to school and going to university they are not doing it for themselves more than they are doing it to please their parents. a wise man once said to me, “your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living by the results of other people’s thinking.” your own inner voice knows what you want. your life is in your hands.