Still the question: shall I ever get there?

I am being driven forward
Into an unknown lane.
The pass grows steeper,
The air colder and sharper.
A wind from my unknown goal
Stirs the strings of expectation.
Still the question:
Shall I ever get there?
There where life resounds,
A clear pure note
in the silence.

~ from MARKINGS by Dag Hammerskold


The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.

~ From MARKINGS by Dag Hammerskjold

Through stillness

Understand -- through the stillness,
Act -- out of the stillness,
Conquer -- in the stillness.

In order for the eye to perceive color, it must divest itself of all colors.

~ from MARKINGS by Dag Hammarskjold

The mystical experience

The "mystical experience." Always HERE and NOW -- in that freedom which is one with distance, in that stillness which is born of silence. But this is a freedom in the midst of action, a stillness in the midst of other human beings. The mystery is a constant reality to those who, in this world, are free from self-concern, a reality that grows peaceful and mature before the receptive attention of assent. In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.

~ from MARKINGS by Dag Hammarskjold
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