Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Conjugating Verbs

We mostly spend (our) lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have, and to Do.  Craving, clutching, and fussing, on the material, political, social, emotional, intellectual-even on the religious-plane, we are kept in perpetual unrest: forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in, the fundamental verb, to Be: and that Being, not wanting, having and doing, is the essence of a spiritual life.
     -Evelyn Underhill in The Spiritual Life 

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