8:19.6 When you love another truly
know he–she is the embodiment
of Love essentially yourself:
the tangible link between you both.
8:19.7 Love without judgment is blind will
often at mercy of others
and the suffering of oneself.
8:21 Patience is the practice of soul
transcendent of the urge of self;
it is the grace of Love in act
is arduous strength under fire.
8:21.1 Patience waits as it bides its time
to do what’s right in grace and truth;
a struggle it is to bear the weight
of what the self wants here and now.
8:21.2 Patience is strength when against the wall
or against the odds sans all hope;
in lesser matters, it calmly waits,
curbing impulse to act without thought.
8:21.3 Patience requires prodigious faith
in oneself despite opinion,
and whatever untoward events
that go against your firmest beliefs.
8:21.4 This faith must lie beyond one’s self;
for self is frail amidst the din
of other selves to contest your will
or do you in once and for all.
8:21.5 Your faith must lie in Love’s domain
of right and truth, grace and being,
with a will to understand beyond
what little you know of your life.
8:21.6 Patience is calm, enduring strength
concerned to act in love and right,
and so will suffer doing without
so long as truth prevails within.
8:21.7 Patience is the grace of Love
when self needs not to have its way;
when influences from without
fail to shake your being within..
8:21.8 When patience under guise of love
is nothing more than drive of self,
and patience breaks under the strain.
8:21.9 As soul is love in other words
so patience is the grace of either;
but soul is more akin to truth
than love whose way is akin to right.
8:21.10 Patience understands what’s right.
It acts in grace of that known truth;
it springs from love of our being:
the love that binds all being as one.
8:21.11 Patience requires a mind aware
of every detail of one’s life;
a feat one has to ever keep
in conflict with one’s dearest self.
8:22 Our patience teaches us this truth:
That the nexus of our wired self
tends to make what matters so little
matter so much to the extreme.
8:24.2 For if you have not patient love
to live with others and yourself
in understanding harmony,
everything else is but a bubble.
8:24.3 But then there are those who scorn or mock
or test, or hate, your patient love;
and who will never let you be;
their will is bent on breaking yours.
8:24.4 Against their will you have to strive;
though you have one thing over them:
your patient understanding of
their kind, and how to deal with them.
8:24.5 Patience will save you from yourself
when you’re inclined to do your ill
against yourself and others too
when you’d prefer to do what’s right.
8:24.6 Take all your success and money too,
if you cannot do what you will
for the better good for all concerned,
then all has been in vain for you.
8:26 The Meaning of our human life
is the transcendence of oneself
to the consciousness of Meaning:
the Meaning of life and of the world.
8:26.1 “God” is the meaning of the world:
the sacred name, the holy thought:
at the ultimate of all things
Meaning is, and we name if “God.”