silent souls

“I don’t know how to pray, because my soul is silent,”said Brida.

The Magus laughed.

“Only the truly enlightened have silent souls.”

“So why can’t I pray with my soul, then?”

“Because you lack the humility to listen to it and find out what it wants. You’re embarrassed to listen to the urgings of your soul and afraid to take those requests to God, because you think He doesn’t have time to concern Himself with them.”

She was watching a sunset, sitting beside a sage. However, as always happened at such moments, she had the feeling that she didn’t deserve to be there.

“It’s true that I feel unworthy. I always think the spiritual search was made for people better than me.”

“Those people, if they exist, don’t need to search for anything. They are the manifestation of the Spirit. The search was made for people like us.”

Judging oneself to be inferior to other people was one of the worst acts of pride he knew, because it was the most destructive way of being different.

brida, paulo coelho


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Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
-Kahlil Gibran

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