I came into existence, I am here for a moment, and I will be gone in a heartbeat. My body is in time, my essence is beyond and unknown. Ignite my heart, dont let me waste this gift. Help me do good. For the people, animals and earth. Help me overcome my inner darkness and shine a gentle selfless light. I want to be better and truly be of service. I must be courageous & unwavering. I have such faith in the goodness within the heart - of all creatures. I will protect this goodness in every way. I will search for it, and point towards it. Within this goodness is the beginning of that which is truly sacred, holy and divine. It may be so small & insignificant that its hard to see, but it is always there. That which you feed grows. Do not forget this. Feed the essence, starve the illness. Become strong
It may be thought that a few initiates living life according to principle could have little effect on the vast mass of people living their lives in various degrees of chaos, seeking only after pleasure and profit rather than principle. The point is, though, that a life lived with talismanic intention has far greater force than one that has its patterns based, not on spiritual reality, but on day to day physical expediency.
— Gareth Knight — Qabalistic Symbolism (via horusseth-ain)