A Field in Winter
the great poet of
And if you know how to cultivate this field
you can produce anything you like.
All the need of your life can be produced in this field.
All that your soul yearns after and all you need is to be got from the field,
if you know how to cultivate it and how to reap the fruit.'
But if this opportunity is only studied in order to make the best of life
by taking all that one can take and by being more comfortable,
that is not satisfying. We must enrich ourselves with thought,
with that happiness which is spiritual happiness, with that peace which belongs to our soul,
with that liberty, that freedom, for which our soul longs;
and attain to that higher knowledge which breaks all the fetters of life
and raises our consciousness to look at life from a different point of view.
Once a person has realized this opportunity he has fulfilled the purpose of Life.
(The Alchemy of Happiness, Life, An