Friday, May 29, 2020

Pure Spirit

"So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes. It shall answer the endless inquiry of the intellect—What is truth? and of the affections—What is good? by yielding itself passive to the educated Will. Then shall come to pass what my poet said; 'Nature is not fixed but fluid. Spirit alters, moulds, makes it. The immobility or bruteness of nature, is the absence of spirit; to pure spirit, it is fluid, it is volatile, it is obedient. Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house a world; and beyond its world, a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you.' For you is the phenomenon perfect. What we are, that only can we see."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)


atloveisaplace said...

thank you for this lovely thing, and for so many others. i re-post you often, i think/hope with a distant permission from you(?) if not, do say. alixe

Andy Ilachinski said...

Your site is a veritable treasure-trove of timeless wisdom; I feel honored that you'd link back to my own humble offerings! Delighted to have you as a frequent visitor :)