the core of things

applecoreSMOctober 9, 2015

I wanted to be born at the farthest limit of the world. I’ll explore it, I said to myself, biting big chunks from it. And when I want, I’ll go straight to the core….round and around the layers of peel until the taste becomes certain. -Abba Kovner

Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of the thing…not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place…The hub of calmness–that’s where God lives… keep coming back to that center and you’ll always find peace. -Elizabeth Gilbert

To get at the core of God at his greatest, one must first get to the core of himself at his least, for no one can know God who has not first known himself. This core is a simple stillness… -Meister Eckhart

I know why the caged bird sings…
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core…

-Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace. -D.H. Lawrence

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