Tackled by Life

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I wrote a prayer-poem twelve years ago. Two years ago it came true. The title of this post, Tackled by Life, relates to this part of the prayer: “…quench my ego in Thy Will…”.

Going Higher

O sweet God,

Please take this Fire

Swirling in my breast!

Breathe

Thy Breath into my Passion.

May I have no rest from any

Fervor I may feel nor any blaze

Divine; but, quench my ego in Thy

Will and

Love this love of mine…

My recent social networking led to a psychotherapist’s blog which led to being asked to write a guest post. It relates to this tackling life can do and how it quenches ego:

Isabella Mori’s posting of my story

Angels of Snow and Fire

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Having been a spiritual seeker for most of my life, I’ve found the words and signs that seem to be contradictory to be the most meaningful.

That’s not to say I can necessarily give a rational explanation of the intense feelings such concepts stir up…

One of my favorites

and one I’d appreciate your comments on is:

“But for the burning of their souls and the sighing of their hearts, they would be drowned in the midst of their tears, and but for the flood of their tears they would be burnt up by the fire of their hearts and the heat of their souls. Methinks, they are like the angels which Thou hast created of snow and of fire.”

Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 157

Here’s the full prayer . . .