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Advent with Meister Eckhart Day 15

Posted by Simon Parke, 15 December 2020, 5.41am

‘“Why live?” If there were an answer, it could be no more than this: “I live only to live”.

‘And that,’ continues Eckhart, ‘is because life is its own reason for being, springs from its own source, goes on and on, without ever asking why; just because it is life.

Thus, if you ask a genuine person – one who acts uncalculatingly from their heart – “Why are you doing that?” they will reply in the only way possible: ‘I do it because I do it!’

If our source is pure and our life uncalculating, life is simple and flows through us quite naturally.

You might as well ask a rose, ‘Why live?’

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