Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Lonely Ones

"This life is not merely what it seems to be. Hidden from our eyes by the cloak of materiality is a wonderful world which only the eyes of the dreamer can see and the soul of the mystic comprehend. The stony walls of conventionalized thought and commercialized ideas shut from life's noble path. But as the Ages pass, some see the greatness of the divine plan and comprehend the glorious destiny of the human soul. Sorrow, suffering, and the loneliness are the great builders of character. Man never becomes truly great until his heart is broken. That is the supreme test. Those who are deepened and broadened by their experiences rise triumphant from the ruins of their dreams and pass on to fuller destiny."

The Term "Lonely Ones" is a reference to the title of a collection of mystical allegories compiled and written by Manly P. Hall called The Ways of the Lonely One.

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