Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Stop and gaze

The contemplative worldview is one in which we see everything as God-drenched:

Windows to the holy are all around us if we will stop and gaze. You need not go to the mountains or the seashore to find a piece of creation with which to pray. A houseplant will do, a single flower, or a fallen leaf. If a park is available, you might stroll slowly, gazing at the colors, shapes, and movement around you. You might prefer to find a bench and sit to gaze at the wonder of the world passing by.

-- Jane Vennard from The Way of Prayer

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this lovely, and very true, reminder.


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