The Refuge of the Inner Chamber

“A true mystic believes that all men have, as he himself is conscious of having, an inward life, into which, as into a secret chamber, he can retreat at will. In this inner chamber he finds a refuge from the ever-changing aspects of outward existence; from the multitude of cares and pleasures and agitations which belong to the life of the senses and the affections; from human judgements; from all change, and chance, and turmoil, and distraction. He finds there, first repose, then an awful guidance; a light which burns and purifies; a voice which subdues; he finds himself in the presence of God.”

— Caroline Stephen, 1890
Quaker Strongholds

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Find a few minutes today to enter into worship. Picture your centered self in a “secret inner chamber.”

What makes you feel close to Spirit?