February 2, 2017
It seems things around us are getting more and more out of control. And I keep hearing people talk about how scary these times are. But if we can pause and get in touch with ourselves long enough, I think we will see that most things have always been beyond our control and that fear has driven more aspects of our lives than we have ever wanted to acknowledge.
Control is a goal that we often chase in our illusion that it can somehow vanquish fear.
I have been feeling called lately to go more deeply into the mystic places. The space where I let go of everything I think I know and open my mind to the vastness of the Unknown, the dark cave where I feel nothing but a sense of emptiness and so am able to be filled with the presence of All-that-is.
I invite you to reflect on these things with me Sunday as I talk about the spiritual practice of “emptying.”
A quote to ponder from Meister Eckhart (translated by Matthew Fox):
where clinging to things ends,
is where God begins to be.”