Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Life's Prayer Continued...





It seems to me that this spiritual journey (which never ends) has been an effort to understand what it means to make two into one. This has become more evident as I have spent my time in the depths of Soto Zen and Contemplative Christianity. More and more the lines are fading and that field of which Rumi speaks is becoming a reality, at least cognitively but the experience is still Paul’s vision, “for now we see in a mirror dimly...”

Out beyond Ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing
There is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense.

From Essential Rumi
By Coleman Barks

Bowing to “One”,

alan

1 comment:

Mystic Meandering said...

And it also seems the "spiritual journey" is about re-cognizing that the two are already One, although I've only had those dim glimpses in the mirror on occasion. Only in our minds have we separated them, and where we try to bring them back together. But everything is already 'God' - It's all 'God!' It seems I still haven't fathomed that yet in the depths of the Heart. I can *say* that, but I need to *feel* it in my Heart... And I think I'm just reiterating what you are saying here :)