- turbulent, thundering, and turning
- our daily lives.
The eye of the hurricane
- serene, soothing, and still.
- an invitation to enter.
The hurricane dynamic
- motion, movement, and mileage.
- the motion of life.
The hurricane – a metaphor of prayer, a mysterious movement from without, within and without.
The Spirit calls from the turbulence
To go Within – Within the eye, then
To go Without – back into turbulence.
Turbulence is smarting, scary, suffering
- It’s death.
- It’s crucifixion.
The eye – the tomb
It‘s dark, not dangerous, a mysterious space
- a space of surrender, surrender of the ego,
- a space of Grace,
- acting like intravenous medicine moving within,
- to heal.
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me: ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12: 10).
At an opportune time,
Grace moves to return without
- a return to turbulence, thundering, and turning.
- It’s resurrection.
- It’s new life.
Every moment of prayer
- is a movement from without, within, and without.
- a movement directed and guided by the Spirit.
- a cyclical daily movement necessary in the spiritual life.
The daily call –
To move from without, to within, to without.
One thought on “From Without to Within to Without – The Cycle of Prayer – Part Two”
Fr. Don this post is fantastic. It’s description of life is spot on. Thanks for sharing.