The stars are in our belly; the Milky Way our umbilicus.
Is it a consolation that the stuff of which we’re made
is star-stuff too?
– That wherever you go you can never fully disappear –
dispersal only: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen.
Tree, rain, coal, glow-worm, horse, gnat, rock.
Thursday, 8 January 2015
I think the word 'faith' is tricky and rather freighted with problems, and I'm not very keen on 'should', but the essence of what he's saying is spot-on. IMHO.
'People of faith should root transformative action in the spiritual disciplines of prayer, meditation, and contemplation. While traditionally such practices served as stepping stones to the realization of a transcendent goal, today we need a wider spiritual vision that can encompass the divine and the mundane, the transcendent and the immanent, in an integral whole.'
~ Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, 'Foster Peace, Inside and Out'
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