Saturday, November 12, 2016
When you realize it, every moment you are confronted with that great mystery that is life. I’ve often said when I use that term “mystery," I don’t mean something vague. I mean something very specific; that reality – that actuality – that we cannot grasp. We cannot get it in our grip. We cannot intellectually conceive of it with concepts, but we can understand it and we understand it by standing in it and by letting it do something to us, and that is the great difference. Are you living moment by moment trying to grasp something and take hold of it and having your plans and your own ideas and concepts? Or are you going into every moment allowing life to move you deeply, to touch you? And that takes a lot more courage because we always want to have everything under control. If we are in the moment and open ourselves to life and keep our eyes and ears and all our senses open to What is life giving me at this present moment? What is life saying to me? What is life expecting from me? that is living the spiritual life. That means being in touch with mystery.
Brother David Steindl-Rast
Sometimes you hear a voice through the door
calling you, as fish out of water
hear the waves, or a hunting falcon
hears the drum's Come back,
This turning toward what you deeply love
saves you. Read the book of your life,
which has been given to you.
A voice comes to your soul saying,
Lift your foot. Cross over.
Move into the emptiness
of question and answer and question.