THE ROMANCE OF THE SOUL
The Author of “The Golden Fountain”
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What am I? In my flesh I am but equal to the beasts of the field.
In my heart and mind … I am corrupt Humanity.
In my soul …
I know not what I am or may be,
and therein lies my hope.
How is it that we so often find great virtue, remarkable charity ,
and patience amongst persons who are yet not conscious
of any direct contact with God?
Divine Love awakens in us in a very small way,
as a very feeble flicker,
for we are very feeble and small creatures.
But God … accepting the will as good as the deed,
the day eventually comes
when we are filled with true love,
as a gift.
We see on every side and in ourselves also
Men and women who try to fill an emptiness,
a wanting … that they feel within themselves,
And by every sort of means except the only one
which can ever be a permanent satisfaction.
Women devote themselves to lovers, husbands, children, fashion, society, and pets;
Men devoted to business, ambition, gambling, partying, drink, games, and arts.
Are any of these persons truly happy,
truly satisfied in all their being?
If all men and women attained this state,
this world would automatically become Paradise.
In this true abundant life ,
living and feeling
and altering their characteristics
to surpass anything that can be imagined
by the uninitiated , sleeping mind.
What were our Lord’s words?
He said, “Do this in remembrance of Me,” or more correctly translated,
“Do or offer this as a memorial of Me before God.”
This implies an act of giving upon our part,
whereas we have come to regard this ceremony as an act of receiving.