Before undertaking any project, assuming any stance, fulfilling any purpose, we are called upon to abide ourselves, to do what we do, to “just live,” and in simple presence to life learn to expect nothing out of anything and everything out of nothing. ~James Finley
Happy surprise to run into James Finley. His Merton’s Palace of Nowhere began my search and understanding of contemplative prayer. I used to go to his workshops in Cleveland. His paradoxical writings are so pithy – and true. Where did you encounter him?
I simply came upon James Finley through my readings on contemplation and if read his stuff regularly ever since. Simply excellent!
Thanks for sharing.