~ Within You ~

There is a revealing story of a monk living in the Egyptian desert who was so tormented by temptation that he could bear it no longer. So he decided to abandon his cell and go somewhere else.

As he was putting on his sandals to carry out his resolve, he saw another monk not far from where he stood who was also putting his sandals on.

"Who are you?" he asked the stranger.

"I am your self" was the reply. "If it is on my account that you are leaving this place, I would have you know that no matter where you go I shall go with you."

 

Both what you run away from - and what you yearn for - is within you.

 

Anthony De Mello
Taking Flight
Image Books, New York, 1988

 

 

 


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