Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Sunday, October 4, 2015

inward attention...

inward attention

"It is a pity indeed to travel
and not get this essential sense of landscape values.
You do not need a sixth sense for it.
It is there if you just close your eyes
and breathe softly through your nose;
you will hear the whispered message,
for all landscapes ask the same question
in the same whisper.
'I am watching you - are you watching yourself in me?'
Most travelers hurry too much...
the great thing is to try and travel
with the eyes of the spirit wide open,
and not to much factual information.
To tune in, without reverence, idly -
but with real inward attention.
It is to be had for the feeling...
you can extract the essence of a place
once you know how.
If you just get as still as a needle,
you'll be there.”

- Lawrence Durrell

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