We are beloved companions on a mystic journey, sharing our solitude and holding the world in the divine prayer of love.

"Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory. Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance. And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation."
- from St. Clare's third letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Only With The Heart

I used to think that mysticism must be an exalted calling, very rare, and I never dared to permit myself the strong attraction I felt for such a life. As an adolescent, though, I did read The Little Prince and knew immediately that he was right when he said, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." I realized that I could live from the heart, and now I realize that this Little Prince had one of the best understandings of the mystic life I've found. At heart all of us are mystical.

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