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Because the Short Path is an attempt to withdraw from the ego's shade and to stand in the Overself's sunshine, it must be accompanied by the deliberate cultivation of a joyous attitude. And because it is so largely a withdrawal from the Long Path's disciplines, it must also be accompanied by a sense of freedom. Hence its proper physical facial expression is the radiant smile. Its votary should look for beauty and seek to come into harmony at all times--in Nature, in art, in the world, and in himself.


-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 6: Advanced Meditation > # 55






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