The sacred attitude is, then, one of reverence, awe, and silence before the mystery that begins to take place within us when we become aware of our inmost self. In silence, hope, expectation, and unknowing, the man of faith abandons himself to the divine will: not as to an arbitrary and magic power whose decrees must be spelled out from cryptic ciphers, but as to the stream of reality and of life itself. The sacred attitude is, then, one of deep and fundamental respect for the real in whatever new form it may present itself. ~Thomas Merton
when the very heart of experience is wan and lost….
inquiry for today~ come into sanctuary with unutterable trust by your side…..
Steadfast a lamp burns sheltered from the wind;
Such is the likeness of the Yogi’s mind
Shut from sense storms and burning bright to heaven.
When the mind broods placid, soothed with holy wont,
When Self contemplates self, and in itself
Hath comfort; when it knows the nameless joy
Beyond all scope of sense, revealed to soul-
Only to soul, and knowing wavers not
True to the farther Truth-
Call that state peace-
That happy severance yoga.