EXISTENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF SELF-LOVE, Part 2

For the best subconscious nanosecond’s response, I suggest these four literary prose are worth reading repeatedly. They will support our inward peace and rest.

  • “When despair grows in me and I awake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not take their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting for their light. For a time I rest on the grace of the world, and I am free.” ~ Wendell Berry
  • “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  ~ Psalm 23
  • “Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will; all I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To You, Lord, I return it. Everything is Yours; do with it what You will. Give me only Your love and Your grace. That is enough for me.”  ~ St. Ignatius
  • “May Your unfailing love rest upon us (me), Lord, even as we (I) put our (my) hope in You.”  ~ Psalm 33:22
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