Opportunity and the Darkened Mind

This site has one of the largest collections of motivational and opportunity quotes online. These quotes will motivate and inspire.
Clean the Darkened Mind

Opportunity | Previous file | Next file

suit of wealth or fame or pleasure or position, nor thinks those fortunate who are rich in these things. He feels that the worst misfortune is not the loss of money or friends or reputation, but the loss of inner strength and wholeness, of faith in God and man, of self-respect, of the desire for knowledge and virtue. The darkened mind, the callous heart, the paralytic will-these are the root evils.

Is man a real being, with an element of freedom, responsibility and permanence in his constitution, or is he but a phantom, a bubble that rises and floats for a moment, and then bursts in the boundless inane, where all things disappear and are no more? This is the radical question, for if the individual wholly ceases to be at death, the race itself is but a parasite of a planet which is slowly perishing; and life's formula is-from nothing to nothing. But nothingness is inconceivable, for to think is to be conscious of being: something exists; therefore something has always existed. Being is a mental conception; and when we affirm that it is eternal we affirm the eternity of mind, that mind is involved in the nature of things. It is the consciousness of this that makes it impossible for the soul to accept a mechanical theory of the universe or to rest content with what is material. It is akin to the infinite Spirit, and for man opportunity is opportunity to develop his true self, to grow in wisdom and love. What he yearns for in his deepest heart is not to eat and drink, but to live in ever-increasing conscious communion with the vital truth which is the soul's nourishment, the element in which faith and hope and freedom thrive.

The modern mind, having gained a finer insight into the play of the forces of nature, which are ceaselessly being transformed into new modes of existence, seems threatened with loss of the power of perceiving the Eternal. But this enfeeblement and perturbation are temporary. and on our wider knowledge we shall build a nobler and more glorious temple wherein to believe and serve, to love and pray. That man, who lives but a day and is but an atom, should imagine that he partakes of the attributes of the eternal and absolute Being, would seem to be absurd. None the less all that is most real and highest in him impels to this belief. To lose it is to lose faith in the


  Motivational Quotations

eXTReMe Tracker

BestMotivationalQuotes.com features the best selection of motivational sayings and quotes.

Famous Inspirational Quotes | Inspiration Quotes | Inspirational Bible Quotes | Inspirational Life Quotes | Inspirational Quote |
Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Quotations | Motivational Quotes | Motivational Sayings | Site News | Search for Quotes | Site Map | Motivational Quote XML Feed

BestMotivationalQuotes.com is your source for Motivational Quotes, Sayings, and Quotations

Site Map