Do not spill thyself; lean forward neither into appearances nor opinions.

Receive the light as it shines directly down upon you and through you.

Know this light resides in you, no, that this light is you.

That this light dims the moment you begin looking for it

out beyond yourself and elsewhere.

So perceiving, stop and direct yourself unhesitatingly back upon your own thought.

Instantly, without effort,

you will stand easily upright, command your own limbs, work miracles.

Bruce Fertman

Inspired by Emerson


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