Nike's Psyche

An outlet for my peaceful ponderings with, perhaps, the occasional rant.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Shekinah


Meister Eckhart wrote, "As thou art in church or cell, that same frame of mind carry out into the world, into its turmoil and fitfulness." Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place. a Divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return. Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time-torn lives, warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny, calling us home unto Itself. Yielding to these persuasions, gladly committing ourselves in body and soul, utterly and completely, to the Light Within that illuminates the face of God and casts new shadows and new glories upon the human face. It is a seed stirring to life if we do not choke it. It is the Shekinah of the soul, the Presence in the midst. Here is the Slumbering Christ, stirred to be awakened, to become the soul we clothe in earthly form and action. And He is within us all.

1 Comments:

  • At 1:48 PM, Blogger CSL said…

    "Be still and cool in thine own spirit, from thine own thoughts, searchings, seekings, desires and imaginations..." From the Journal of George Fox, who encouraged people to attend to the Light within. I love this glorious overlap within the contemplative traditions - reflective Christian prayer, Buddhist meditation, Quaker centering, among many others. More alike than different, I think. Just ask Bob Marley -"one heart, one love."

     

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