Posts from the ‘Letting Go’ Category
Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings be burnt by the flame, let your feet be lacerated by the thorns, let your heart be stirred by human emotion, and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth.
– Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Call of the Dervish
What we are today foreshadows what we will be in the future. According to Carl Jung,
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
For some reason, we human being struggle with that, We often try to be other than who we truly are. I noticed while on retreat last week as I plucked the wild blackberries that grew everywhere, how lovely they were as tender pink flowers. And I saw their promise as unripe green and red berries. Finally, when they got to their fat black lusciousness, they tasted so sweet. The berries (or pre-berries that foreshadowed them) were satisfied to be in whatever state they were in there becoming. May we become who we truly are as gracefully (and as tastefully) as they.
Yesterday Thomas Merton encouraged us to slow down. Today we hear from Bede Griffiiths.
So much of modern life is a feverish anticipation of future activity and excitement. We have to learn to step back from this into the freedom and possibility of the present.
– Fr. Bede Griffiths