My soul said to me: "Why do you mistake the nature of the world for your own nature?
"The nature of the world is conflict. It has always been so, and always will be. It is a field of opposites in polarity. And this is the only place where you can awaken your Self to gain freedom, beyond the pairs of opposites.
"Gradually, you learn to see the conflict as a dance, an inevitable play of light and shadow, until the dream itself awakens you.
"Then you taste your true nature, not as philosophy but direct experience, and know that your nature is not the nature of the world.
"Be still, and know that your I Am is God. You are freedom. You are joy. You are the peace that passes all understanding.
"You are not here to perfect the world, or even to change it. For the nature of the world is change itself, imbalance, imperfection.
"You are here for a nobler task: to wake up the Changeless in the midst of change, the Boundless in the midst of boundaries, the Pure in the midst of impurity.
"Then perhaps you might shine some interior ray of the Christ, whose kingdom is not of this world, on your fellow pilgrims.
"Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih!"