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Waiting | Touching The Spirit

Voice of the Soul, Music of the Heart

Waiting

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Voice of the Spirit |

Advent is portrayed as a time of waiting. Waiting is often seen as simply putting in time. Yet it can also mean to expect, to attend to, to reach toward, to hope. In this sense, we can speak of openness, a giving space and time to listen to our own inner depths and the living truth that flows from within.
Rainer Maria Rilke: “Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.”
Thomas Merton: “Contemplation is essentially a listening in silence, an expectancy … The true contemplative is not one who prepares their mind for a particular message that they want or expect to hear, but who remains empty, because they know that they can never expect or anticipate the word that will transform their darkness into light.”