"He showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut,...
I thought: What can this be? I was amazed that it could last,...I thought because of its littleness, it would suddenly have fallen into nothing. ,...
It lasts and always will, because God loves it; and thus everything has being through the love of God."
Julian of Norwich
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
On Being a Contemplative
"A word at the right time is like apples of gold
in a network of silver."
Yesterday I had a breakthrough.
It was one of those epiphany moments
when something you have known your whole life,
which others have told you
so that on one level
you accept the truth of it,
yet at another, push away from yourself
with a sort of
"but how can these things be" feeling;
(but without the humility).
My then spiritual director's voice comes to me from