No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.
In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
Faith is a state of openness of trust.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.
But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
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.
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