Thomas Traherne

„You must have glorious principles implanted in your nature; a clear eye able to see afar off; a great and generous heart, apt to enjoy at any distance; a good and liberal soul prone to delight in the felicity of all; and an infinite delight to be their treasure. Neither is it any prejudice to you that is required. For there is a great difference between a worm and a cherubim. And it more concerneth you to be an illustrious creature than to have the possession of the whole world.“
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“ You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars; and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world: and more than so, because men are in it who are every one sole heirs, as well as you. Till you can sing and rejoice and delight in God, as misers do in gold, and kings in sceptres, you never enjoy the world.”
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Centuries of Meditation