Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Leave me Alone!!!!!

t is an openness to the other—as other—that frees us for creativity and originality in our response: the other who is somehow outside my social system or the Absolute Other who gives me a reference point that relativizes all of my own. It is always an encounter with otherness that changes me. If I am not open to the beyond-me, I’m in trouble. Without the other, we are all trapped in a perpetual hall of mirrors that only validates and deepens our limited and already existing worldviews.
                                                                                                                          Richard Rohr

this day
who will I meet
this day
what will I read
this day
how will the Absolute Other
seek to speak to me?

will I listen?

or will I be too busy talking
to busy defending
internally or externally
my own status quo?

1 comment:

  1. Clink, clunck I go, through another day.