Is the Mystical Life for You?
Perhaps a life of contemplation is for you …
A stained-glass window masks us from the luminous brilliance of the sun, but, in doing so, it gives us a pleasure of its own, a feast of color and image that the light brings to life. Moreover, silence and our interior monologue can sometimes have a similar symbiotic effect; the words we generate inside ourselves can expand into a spacious presence, a kind of luminous kaleidoscope of self-knowledge. Even when our thoughts are troubled or troubling, we can learn to see them against the backdrop of the little silence within us that opens out into the vast limitless silence of the mystery we call God.