Wilderness Calls

Be wild! Allow all kinds of desires. Follow them to their end! Feel the crisis of wanting all things but possessing them only as sand in a tight fist. Once all avenues of desire have been played out, only then does it dawn on us to start possessing everything by having, doing, and being absolutely nothing. This. This paradox is the exit, and just on the other side of that exit, Freedom, Truth, Love, Bliss, Self, Heaven. Welcome home.

 

Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

Psalm 131

My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore.

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