mind your own integrity

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The need for an empty space, a pause, is something we have all felt in our bones; it’s the rest in a piece of music that gives it resonance and shape. The one word for which the adjective “holy” is used in the Ten Commandments is Sabbath. This is what the principle of the Sabbath enshrines. It is, as Abraham Joshua Heschel had it, “a cathedral in time rather than in space,” the one day a week we take off becomes a vast empty space through which we can wander, without agenda, as through the light-filled passageways of Notre Dame.The Sabbath recalls to us that, in the end, all our journeys have to bring us home.

With every return to Nowhere, one can begin to discern its features, and with them its possibilities, a little more clearly. “One of the strange laws of the contemplative life,” Thomas Merton, one of its sovereign explorers, pointed out, “is that in it you do not sit down and solve problems: you bear with them until they somehow solve themselves. Or until life solves them for you.”

~Pico Iyer

your deepest and most sincere integrity might be your strongest hope…..

inquiry for today~   pay particular attention to your responsiveness to others’ today…..

strange indeed

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,.

I keep it, staying at Home.

~Emily Dickinson

 

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