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From “Pure Act”

From the Chapter “A Galapagos of the Spirit”

Robert Lax, Journal Entry


“…what was to be kept going in life was an action: a dance, a song, an act of love. There were not ‘values’ to be remembered; there were not ‘laws’ to be remembered: there was a tone, a way, a kind of action. There were ways of doing things which people (having certain gifts) could compass. There was the wise man’s way and the fool’s way, the fiery man’s way and the slow man’s way. Naturally, the ways were not alike, but each man doing his action in his own way, was doing an action and was doing it in ‘the way’. ‘The way’ was to do it in confidence and love and truth. (And to do the thing, once decided, without hesitation).

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