Monday, April 22, 2013

On Meditation

Coming to God: First Days
by Mary Oliver

Lord, what shall I do that I
can't quiet myself?
Here is the bread, and
here is the cup,  
I can't quiet myself.
To enter the language of transformation!
To learn the importance of stillness,
with one's hands folded!
When will my eyes of rejoicing turn peaceful?
When will my joyful feet grow still?
When will my heart stop it's prancing
as over the summer grass?
Lord, I would run for you, loving the miles for your sake.
I would climb the highest tree
to be that much closer.
Lord, I will also learn to kneel down
into the world of the invisible,
the inscrutable and the everlasting.
Then I will move no more than the leaves of a tree
on a day of no wind,
bathed in light,
like the wanderer who has come at last,
and kneels in peace, done with all unnecessary things:
even motion, even words.

I went to a seminar this past weekend. "The Armchair Mystic". I learned and experienced so very much, but I need to sit with it for awhile before I can share it with you. May I recommend a few places if you're looking for more information on meditation and contemplation?

The Armchair Mystic by Fr. Mark Thibodeaux

Thirst by Mary Oliver

Peace and blessings to all of you on this day.


  1. Exactly what I need! Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely look into them!

  2. Thanks so much! It was a wonderful day wasn't it?!


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