One with the Spirit 

We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.

~ Hermann Hesse

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5 thoughts on “One with the Spirit 

      1. Das liegt an der fetzigen Sprache, vermute ich. Doch ich finde Hesse gar nicht kitschig oder zu angehoben, denke, es liegt an der Zeit, in der er lebte, in der Sprache in poetischer Weise oft blumig war, was heute als kitschig interpretiert wird, obwohl es nur aus der Mode gekommene Form von Sprache ist. Doch ich gebe Dir Recht. Auf Englisch wirkt Hesse knackig wie der Biss in einen grünen Apfel. 🙂

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