Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Details

When you live in the world with no eye for the transcendent around you, daily life seems so mundane.  People ask, "What did you do or see today?"  You answer, "Nothing much."  We look for diversions from the mundane.  Media/technology can be an escape from the dull.  It is not so much that one person sees and everybody else does not.  It means that one person stops and pays attention, while others go along distracted or self-imploded.  A bud on a tree in Spring, a flower opening to the morning sun, can be seen by everyone.  But few stop and pay attention.  You think Moses was the only one who saw the burning bush?  The Transcendent will make itself known when you stop and pay attention.  The contemplative life can help here.

1 comment:

  1. My mother saw the beauty in everything. She took the time to see small things, like a bud on a tree, a new leaf, flowers blooming. You know she also followed your contemplative lifestyle!!