for the Day
We cannot live on borrowed knowledge.
It is not death that robs our life,
Nor is it the dark of night that bars our inward sight;
Nay, it is the Veil of Unknowing.
Borrowed knowledge is fluctuating and shifting. We must make it our own, based on our own experience. Whenever we have to go elsewhere to learn about something, it does not belong to us. That is true knowledge which accompanies us. It is like carrying a light. That one light makes all things clear. This is what we call wisdom.
Source of all knowledge, help me to commune with Your Spirit in silence,
And learn to know You as You are in Truth.
Grant me constant inward contact with Your Spirit.
May my mind be uplifted and my heart purified;
May my sight be turned within
That I may gain true vision of You
And become peaceful and full of joy.