Tuesday, September 08, 2015

More Notes and Quotes

More quotations discovered while discarding papers, journals, and a gallimaufry of notebooks.

Ann Lamott's definition of prayer speaks to me. She says that " Prayer means that, in some way, we believe we're invited into a real relationship with someone who hears us when we speak in silence." My grandmother spoke to God as if she was talking to a friend, a good friend. " So," she'd say," Mrs. Rubin's knees hurt her and she stands on her feet all day. Maybe you could help."

Certain writings speak to truth, or truth as it is perceived by the writer. Dogen writes, " The moon does not get wet when reflected in the water nor is the water broken or disturbed by the moon's reflection."

It's like a koan. Do not rely on logical reasoning, relax into the image and the paradox.

"Live the question, God whispered."


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