' Within the Self '...

No matter what the appearance,
there is perfection,

harmony and happiness
wherever one is,

wherever he goes,
whatever he is doing or not doing.

Perfection is no more present in one spot than another.

Tranquillity does not reside more in one place than another.

One does not have to seek out the quiet places
mountain trails, meadows and mill ponds
to find the "peace that passeth understanding."

While the world rushes to other places for recreation,

we have a place right where we are

a secret refuge wherein we find the end of sorrow and tribulation, where there is rest from every effort.

Where is this wonderous place?

Within the Self within, within.

All the while, peace has been closer than breathing,
closer than fingers and toes,
here and now within us,
not out there at all.

All the while,
Peace has been the Identity we are.

-The above William Samuel quotes are from the book
Experience Your Perfect Soul.

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