A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life by Joel S. Goldsmith

By Joel S. Goldsmith

Goldsmith explains the Circle of Eternity--the foundation of his method of mysticism--and tells tips on how to go beyond the "parenthesis'' of our daily lives that falls among start and dying.

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But in the end, none of this is important. The only thing that is important is that the search be begun and then that the seekers maintain within themselves a sufficient drive so that even if they have to take the long way around and meet with stumblings and barriers, with discouragements and problems, they do not give up, but always maintain within themselves the hope and the conviction that there is a way to reach this realm of the Real. With that inner conviction, step after step will unfold, until eventually they find themselves home in God.

This is the Mediator by means of which we reach the ultimate and absolute Source of our being from whence we derive our experience on earth, our function, task, and duty, our life, immortality, harmony, and our preparation for the next phase of life, that which is to come when we have been graduated from this earthly experience. No one can commune with his Mediator, with his Christ-Self, except by engaging in periods of introspection and inner communion. If we keep ourselves so unreasonably busy in the outer world, however, that we do not have frequent periods of turning within, we miss the ultimate experience of receiving the word of God out of the mouth of God.

How could man visualize such a thing! How could he believe something so far beyond his wildest imagination! THE SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE 37 There have been individuals, however, who first of all had some kind of an inner conviction that there is something beyond and greater than this state of limitation, this state of mental imprisonment, and glimpsed that there is a fourth-dimensional or spiritual realm about which they knew nothing. They merely had the feeling within themselves that there must be something more to life than being born, acquiring a family, making a livelihood, and dying; there must be something better, something beyond all this.

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