Saturday, December 01, 2012
Soul journey is a quarter inch long but many miles deep
There is no spiritual program -
Meister Echart - - says "...that there is no such thing as spiritual journey. ... If there were a spiritual journey, it would be only a quarter inch long, though many miles deep. (sic. here is the cool part) It would be a swerve into rhythm with your deeper nature and presence. The wisdom here is so consoling. (sic. ready for it?) You do not have to go away outside yourself to come into real conversation with your soul and with the mysteries of the spiritual world. The eternal is at home -- within you."
The eternal is at home - within you.
A little further down the page...
"Friendships and relationships suffer immense nmbing through the mechanisim of familiarization. We reduce the wildness and mystery of a person and landscape to the external, familiar image. Yet the familiar is merely a facade. Familiarity enables us to tame, control, and ultimately forget the mystery. We make our peace with the surface as image and we stay away from the Otherness and fecund turbulence of the unknown that it masks. Familiarity is one of the most subtle and pervasive forms of human alienation."
Fecund turbulence is to say the chaos of the unknown is where the most productive growth knowing and becoming occurs. Out of the wildness, the unknown. In the wild there is fear of being eaten, of falling off a cliff, of breaking a leg and no one around for rescue. In the wilderness our senses are alert, we are not walking about not paying attention, we are fully alive in the moment. The real is vivid in the wilderness the unknown the pain the fear the place where growth occurs.
Embrace it, it will help you find your way home. We are not wasted and can't find our way home. We are numbed out on the narcotic of delusion rationalizing that we are important. We, all of us, are meaningful and that is all. Our purpose is to be authentic and true and seek Truth. It is inside us. It is all around us. We are nothing and we are everything. There is a candle lit on the windowsill of the kitchen in our home for all of us to see if we look we can find the peace and love at our hearth.