The Inward Sea
There is in every person an inward sea,
And in that sea there is an island
And on that island there is an altar
And standing guard before that altar is the 'angel with the flaming sword.
"Nothing can get by that angel to be placed upon that altar unless it has the mark of your inner authority."
"Nothing passes 'the angel with the flaming sword' to be placed upon your altar
unless it be a part of 'the fluid area of your consent."
This is your crucial link with the Eternal." --Dr. Howard Thurman
Excerpt from Howard Thurman's Meditation of the Heart.
Howard Thurman interviewed on BBC Classics.