THE man who conquers another by force is strong ; the man who conquers himself by Meekness is mighty. He who conquers another by force will himself likewise be conquered ; he who conquers himself by Meekness will never be overthrown, for the human cannot overcome the divine. The meek man is triumphant in defeat. Socrates lives the more by being put to death; in the crucified Jesus the risen Christ is revealed ; and Stephen, in receiving his stoning, defies the hurting power of stones. That which is real cannot be destroyed, but only that which is unreal. When a man finds that within him which is real, which is constant, abiding, changeless, and eternal, he enters into that Reality, and becomes meek. All the powers of darkness will come against him, but they will do him no hurt, and will at last depart from him.
Meekness is a divine quality, and as such is all powerful.
From James Allen’s Book of Mediations for Every Day in the Year.
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