That must become the quintessence of our being

November 24th 2013
The spiritual life requires us to have a good method for working. You may read or hear a phrase you find dazzling, and for a few minutes you have the feeling you have been born to a new life. This is not an illusion – all words of truth possess real magical power. But do not be content just to be dazzled. Take the saying and try to live with it all through the day. While you are working, walking, listening to music, cooking or washing, do not let go of it, and study it from every angle. Try to understand how it is borne out in all spheres and circumstances of life so that you embody it. This is the only good method for working. All truths you are able to make your own flesh and bone you will never forget, even if one day you lose your memory. You might not be able to express them in words, because as a faculty of the mental body your memory will have left you, but deeper down their imprint will remain. You will leave for the other world knowing those truths, and when you return to the earth you will bring them back with you, because they will have become the quintessence of your being.