If only for a moment we see within,
we have overcome the emptiness of things.
contemplating the great mystery draws us into the spacious heart, without words, without knowing, without belief……how can all of this emptying fill us with a full and sacred center?
By contemplating dispassionately the beauty and use of each thing, he who is illumined is filled with love for the Creator. He surveys all visible things in the upper and lower worlds: the sky, the sun, the moon, stars and clouds, water-spouts and rain, snow and hail, how in great heat liquids coagulate, thunder, lightning, the winds and breezes and the way they change, the seasons, the years, the days, the nights, the hours, the minutes, the earth, the sea, the countless flocks, the four-legged animals, the wild beasts and reptiles, all the kinds of birds, the springs and rivers, the many varieties of plant and herb, both wild and cultivated. He sees in all things the order, the equilibrium, the proportion, the beauty, the rhythm, the union, the harmony, the usefulness, the concordance, the variety- contemplating thus all created realities, he is filled with wonder………Peter of Damaskos
You are the deep innerness of all things,
the last word that can never be spoken.
…..Rainer Maria Rilke