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Advent with Meister Eckhart Day 5

Posted by Simon Parke, 05 December 2020, 5.38am

‘Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.’

If there is sorrow today, go there.

We may have skirted around it, looked the other way.

We may not have noticed, brushed it off as nothing.

‘It’s nothing really.’

But today is different. We give it time, we walk towards it; we walk into it rather than round.

We all need to visit the Garden of Sadness sometimes.

We may not wish to; but we do need to.

We open the gate, we step inside and sit with all that is.

Here we speak with the sorrow, this unwelcome companion, this strangest of friends.

Eckhart reminds us that the darkness holds a lantern; that there is light here if we wait.

And when we are in sorrow, this light is nearest of all to us.

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