Saturday, December 1, 2007

The in between...

I had a few moments today to have a quiet time. Honestly, since Ollie has been born and going back to work, etc, etc., these moments have been too few and far between. I was reading from the "blue book," a book that has scripture and such about topics and today I read something that seemed to be screaming my number.

We keep praying that our illusions will fall away. God erodes them from many sides, hoping they will fall. But we often remain in what we call normalcy, "the way things are." Life becomes problem-solving, fixing, explaining, and taking sides with winners and losers. It can be pretty circular and even nonsensical existence.
Instead, we have to allow ourselves to be drawn into sacred space. All transformation takes place there. We have to move out of "business as usual" and remain on the "threshold," where we are betwixt and between. There, the old world is left behind, but we're not sure of the new one yet. That's a good space. Get there often and stay there as long as you can by whatever means possible. It's the realm where God can best get at us because we are out of the way. In sacred space the old world is able to fall apart, and the new world is able to be revealed. If we don't find time for this kind of space in our lives, we start idolizing normalcy. We end up believing it's the only reality and our lives shrivel. -Richard Bohr

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whit, Did you put that on there for you "smart" friends? That is very true. And, you should learn it at a young age. It's hard to get to that phase in our life but it is wonderful to stay there. Take advantage of the moment and give your husband and son a hug and kiss and tell them you love them and also that you thank them just because they are who they are.
I love you sweeties. Grandma in C.