Brahma – Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘I believe in eternity’


If the red slayer think he slays,
Or if the slain thinks he is slain,
They know not well the subtle ways
I keep, and pass, and turn again.

Far or forgot to me is near;
Shadow and sunlight are the same;
The vanquished gods to me appear;
and one to me are shame and fame.

They reckon ill who leave me out;
When me they fly, I am the wings;
I am the doubter and the doubt,
And I the hymn the Bramhin sings.

The strong gods pine for my abode,
And pine in vain the sacred Seven;
But thou, meek lover of the good!
Find me, and turn thy back on heaven.


There is one mind common to all individuals.

We know that the ancestor of action is thought…..The rich mind lies in the sun and sleeps, and is Nature.  To think is to act….Action and inaction are alike to the true.

Every soul must know the whole lesson itself…..what it does not see, what it does not live, it will not know…..

Nothing is secure but life, transition, the emerging spirit.

Live ever in a new day.  Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.

Everything good is on the highway.

Speech, like writing, is a regrettable necessity. 



2 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    I liked the sentence, ” the ancestor of action is thought.” But is this always so. For we do also hold thoughts which freeze us into fear and inaction, isn’t it? So what could we do to shape our thoughts into a forward seeking mode?


    • 2

      leroywatson4 said,

      Thanks for the thought provoking response Shakti. I have a few humble comments:

      Acting in a spontaneous fashion can be the only way forward. It is our nature to move on. Acting in the moment is true and the universe welcomes spontaneity with open arms.

      There is no fear in immediacy. No boundaries to confront. I believe the mind can be controlled or at least pointed in the right direction, thoughts of peace and love are self- propagating and deeply cleansing.

      We could also comment of the weight of past thoughts and history, our collective ancestry, our very own myth. This seems to inhibit free thinking and therefore truly free action. This notion is to the detriment of all things, better to be root-less in the void. After all, the known always seem tame when compared to the unknown.

      Those who can tap into spaces and experience beyond the conventional will always lead humanity forward. The mystery ever beckons us to greater heights. Seeking freedom can be the only journey worth taking, liberation the ultimate expression of freedom.

      We must be positive. No-thing can stop us.

      Peace and Light,


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