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1. There was a kingdom where lived a Prince of Calmness. He wore a very thin silk dress. The people of the kingdom gave him the title, because his every step, even his eye movement, every breath was filled with outwordly calmness. Adult or child, everyone felt the calmness, which came shining from the Prince, but the Prince himself was not absolutely calm. Something didn’t leave him calm and he always wanted to be absolutely calm. Around the kingdom there was an evergreen forest of spruce trees..
2. Prince of calmness used to walk a lot in this forest, play the flute and talk with Jesus. He always looked for that mysterious and unknown thing in the forest, the thing that came from his own depth or above. One day, the prince was sitting under a tree from Eden’s time, in front of a lake and was talking with Jesus in his solitude. “What should I do Jesus, I do not know” he told. “They call me the Prince of Calmness but I know that I am not absolutely calm, something doesn’t leave me calm, I don’t know what to call it, it calls me into the enormous depth and space… I really, really want to be absolutely calm, but I do not know how” he said and the softest and at the same time sharp breeze blew, “You walk a lot in this forest my friend” suddenly he heard a voice say. The Prince raised his head, looked around and trusted the voice. “We talk a lot my friend… close your eyes” Jesus told him. “Inhale and listen to what your heart says” said Jesus with his transparent voice and gave his words to the wind. The Prince closed his eyes and deeply inhaled the air. “I should go deeper in the forest” he said “I have never been this deep… I am afraid… I do not know what is there. What if I cannot identify it? I am afraid of the unidentified. No one has ever been this deep into the forest” said the Prince. “Don’t be afraid. No one will ever enter the forest this deep besides you my friend and brother. Trust your heart, trust yourself, go and do not look behind, we will meet again soon” said Jesus, the wind blew and the leaves that were laying on the fields, started to dance. The Prince smiled and as he was standing up said “Let’s go” and entered the forest.
3. Truly unseen and beautiful fields appeared in the forest, truly delightful rivers flowed, transparent and calm space extended in front of the Prince. Animals, flowers and smells appeared. Everything was new for the Prince. Everything was reflecting the universe and its power of life, silence, light and calmness. It seemed as if everything was singing here, but as the Prince went deeper and deeper into the forest the temperature of the air was rising, the Prince was getting more fearful but he kept on going and going. Everything that he saw before, all these delightful and amazing creatures and plants were melting down and only the huge evergreen trees, so big that even the light could not get in, were left. It was already dark, very dark, light couldn’t get into the forest. The Prince was tired because he had walked a lot and he was scared as well because he has never been to this part of the forest, but suddenly all around him the rays of the violet light came down the trees and the Prince saw a small temple in front of him. He breathed out and happily entered the temple. He encountered very old frescos and golden mosaic on the floor. The Prince couldn’t believe his eyes. He had never seen such beauty before.

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4. Right in this small temple the prince met his old friend, coolness. “Coolness!” happily shouted the prince, but didn’t get an answer. The prince realized that he had to feel an old friend rather than speak to him. He sat down, closed his eyes, calmly inhaled the silence of the coolness all around him and opened the gates of his heart and temple for it. He felt coolness in his breath, in his whole body. “Oh my god…” the Prince was saying as he was breathing out “It’s so amazing, so amazing…”
5. He sat in bliss. He inhaled, made a pause and then exhaled “Mmm…” the Prince was sinking in the ocean of bliss. “I am the golden lion” softly said the Prince and laughed with all his body and his smile went above the edge of the universe. He did not want to open his eyes, he had coolness inside of him and he was thinking about nothing. He was sinking in the calmness of his seas and oceans, his mists and fields of trust, which do not have an end, because they’ve never had a beginning..

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6. He was sinking deeper and deeper and deeper and suddenly he saw his childhood. He was with his friends. “Is this me?!” he asked as if he didn’t ask anyone and looked at himself. He was seeing how he was running and playing together with his friends, air and earth.
7. “I want to be the same I used to be,” he said, “Air and earth have not changed, they are the same as they always were and always will be. I want to be as they are, simple. I do not want to be absolutely calm, I am not absolutely calm”. The Prince was floating weightless in empty and dark space. He could not see anything. “I free myself from myself” he said and the words evaporated from his gardens. He saw himself disappearing as his words were. He saw in this weightlessness how the Prince of calmness was disappearing and the only thing left was that unknown, untouched and unidentified thing and all the space around him was disappearing and with it time evaporated. He now had become that unknown thing, which was known to him already, all the borders were gone and freed from himself he was the forest and its fields, the sounds and the animals, the silence and the coolness, he became everything he had ever felt in his life. The Prince of calmness had disappeared. ...and suddenly he came upon the surface of the water. This water was the ocean, this infinite emptiness, the shining emptiness which came from the depths of himself. He swam to the shore and came out of the water. He looked at and asked himself if he really had disappeared or not, or maybe he had changed forever. He entered the forest, returned to it and became the whole forest. ...and then he again opened his eyes. He was sitting in front of the lake, under the old tree. He suddenly looked around, Christ was sitting next to him, smiling as he said “We meet again. You’ve walked so far, good job my friend. Come on now, let’s go, I have a great idea”.

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