Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.
We identify in our exerience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.
You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.
The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens.
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Wars based on principle are far more destructive… the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.
The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile.