High ideal

The only means of overcoming our weaknesses

August 28th 2016
Would you like to cure yourself of certain weaknesses and be able to control certain instinctual tendencies? You will only succeed if you nurture within you the love for a high ideal. And what is a high ideal? It is a longing for beauty, spiritual beauty, which consists of purity, light and harmony. You contemplate this beauty, and naturally, spontaneously, you become detached from everything that is unhealthy, dark and chaotic. This love of beauty protects you, like a garment you would not want to get dirty. When you wear new clothes or ones you particularly like, you do not launch into activities in which you are likely to tear or stain them. You instinctively pay attention to your movements and to where you sit. It is the same with the high ideal. If you decide to cultivate a taste for the world of beauty and harmony and the wish to draw closer to it, you will gradually feel a kind of subtle garment being woven around you that you will want to protect, and you too will be protected.