ALL EXISTENCE IS WITHIN YOU
An ant was trying to cross a stream on a leaf. Tossed by the wind, the leaf overturned in midstream and the ant cried, "Help, help, the world is drowning."
A frog close by said, "What rubbish! The world is not drowning, you mean YOU are drowning."
"Well," said the ant, "once I drown the world might as well not exist for me, so for me it means not only that I am drowning but that the world is drowning too!"
In the same way, all existence is within you. God is to be found within yourself, and once you find Him you have found the only treasure worth finding. I give you my blessing that you may love God and find Him.
LIFE AT ITS BEST, pp. 47-48, ed. Ivy O. Duce
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