Let My Country Awake ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Let My Country Awake
Where the mind is without fear and the head held high,
Where knowledge is free,
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls,
Where words come out of the depth of truth,
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection,
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit,
Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening thought and action,
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
~Rabindranath Tagore

 

Pilgrimage of Awakening ~ Nan Merrill

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As Mechtild of Magdeburg said,

“The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw – and knew I saw-

all things in God and God in all things.”

Everything else suddenly fell into perspective in the light of this awareness.

In time, I was to discover that once Life had found me,

once Love had taken me by the hand,

there was no way I could stop the inner pilgrimage.

There was no turning back.

~Nan Merrill