Thursday, October 12, 2006

The answer will find us

Sufi poet wrote "The universe surrenders to a mind that is still". And in order to truly fin The Path, each of us must loosen our minds, and begin from a point of wonder and openness-of being willing to not know. We must receive, before we can begin to give.

Thich Nhat Hanh, a monk from the Far East, says the most important gift anyone can give is a "mindful presence". He says how he takes three deep breaths and then says to the moon, "I see you moon. I am aware of your beauty, and I sense your pain. And I am here for you." He believes that if everyone would do this with their spouses and families and friends and animals and even the rocks and trees, the world would be a more peaceful place.

While contemplating the overall scheme of things, and your particular part in it, you take three deep breaths, and then say " I see you, World. I see your beauty. And I sense your pain. And I am here for you."

As we open ourselves, the answer will find us. In fact, the answer is already on its way.

Isaac went out in the fields in the evening to meditate, and when he looked up, behold, the camels were already coming Genesis 24: 63

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