Wherever you are on the river today . . .

Open to something greater. . .

Open your arms . . .

Open your chest . . .

Open your lungs . . .

Open your hands . . .

Open your heart . . .

Close and open again . . .

In the words of the mystic, Thomas Merton–

For the world and time are the dance of the Lord in emptiness. The silence of the spheres is the music of a wedding feast. The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity, and despair. But it does not matter much, because no despair of ours can alter the reality of things, or stain the joy of the cosmic dance which is always there. Indeed, we are in the midst of it, and it is in the midst of us, for it beats in our very blood, whether we want it to or not. Yet the fact remains that we are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the winds and join in the general dance.


Thanks to the InterPlay India blog for this…..

2 comments

  1. Kristina says:

    Hi Cynthia, I am beginning to explore your blog and enjoyed the thoughts in this post, as well as those on mystical experience. It’s true, it would be wonderful to mentoring and guidance around mystical experiences/spiritual practices. I liked a lot of what you said about energy and the parameters of recognizing higher wisdom. Looking forward to reading more posts.

    In the blogosphere, I have been mainly connected to women my age who are writing about fertility, motherhood, single motherhood by choice etc. because this is a path I have been exploring. But my blog focuses on authentic living and many other topics (I have written a bit about Interplay and dance) and I am starting to expand my blogging connections. In that hope, I nominated you for a “Versatile Blogger Award” and invite you over to visit my blog and participate if you would like. 🙂

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