In everyday life, you are constantly solicited by all kinds of activities that you find tempting. This is all seemingly very sensible and intelligent but, after a while, you realize that you have been very active without much to show for it.

This does not mean that you should have no interests beyond your spiritual life; on the contrary, you can be interested in everything, but only on one condition: that you cling tightly to a high ideal, a divine philosophy. If you hold on to a rope that is firmly fastened, you can swing in any direction.

But if the knot isn’t tied tightly, or if the rope is worn, you will fall and break your back. It always comes back to the importance of the link.

This is what we must never forget: the link, the link with heaven.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov