The Hidden Sphere
(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion Touchon
Water is the substance of all beings
In home life he lives harmoniously
and down to earth.
Within the universal harmony things
do not compete with each other.(2)
(1) This shows that in the inner life the greatest principle that one should observe is to be unassuming and quiet, without any show of wisdom, without any manifestation of learning, without any desire to let anyone know how far one has advanced, not even letting oneself know how far one has gone. The task to be accomplished is the entire forgetting of oneself and harmonizing with one's fellow-man; acting in agreement with all, meeting everyone on his own plane, speaking to everyone in his own tongue, answering the laughter of one's friends with a smile, and the pain of another with tears, standing by one's friends in their joy and their sorrow, whatever be one's own grade of evolution. If a man through his life became like an angel he would accomplish very little; the accomplishment which is most desirable for man is to fulfill the obligations of human life.
The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Inner Life
William Blake, Annotations to Wordsworth’s, Poems, 1826