Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pervading the Realm of Our Being

Sometimes people get the mistaken
notion that spirituality is a separate
department of life,
the penthouse of existence.

But rightly understood,
it is the vital awareness
that pervades the
realm of our being.

Brother David Steindl-Rast

Of Note: Being Sunday, it seemed appropriate to talk about church. Here is a picture of a portion of my church in the northwoods at Mt. St. Mossback Monastery. Anyone looking for a building will be disappointed, though, because this monastery pervades the whole area and engulfs it in light--at least in my mind. Kind of like the spirituality concept of the Brother above, which has many advantages, one of the most important being freedom. God must have thought a lot about freedom to have made it such a sought after commodity. Buddha spoke of nothing else though He called it liberation. Christ couched the concept in the harmonic of love, which brings us full circle to light. And my church in the woods.

Today's Weather Report: Oh, boy, the clouds are rolling in and showers are predicted as are temps in the 50's. Yesterday it did get up to 57 but with a decided chill in the air. The stiff breeze probably contributed to the cold, uncomfortable feeling. My weather diary noted snow already in 2006 so I'm not complaining. Really.

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