Thursday, March 09, 2017
The soul is like a wild animal––tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient, and yet exceedingly shy. If we want to see a wild animal, the last thing we should do is to go crashing through the woods, shouting for the creature to come out. But if we are willing to walk quietly into the woods and sit silently for an hour or two at the base of the tree, the creature we are waiting for may well emerge, and out of the corner of an eye we will catch a glimpse of the precious wildness we seek.
~ Parker Palmer
Yes, that is how it is. We cannot make the Beloved come to us, but we can be receptive, ready, open to Her when she arrives. And for some (like yours truly) she seldom will show Herself in public. Ours is a private relationship, maintained in silence and surrender.