Monday, April 30, 2012

Mystical Mondays: On the Road to Compassion



Translations by Daniel Ladinsky


15 years or so ago I took a Myers Briggs test and scored low on most things.  I guess I tended to be on the fence in defining myself at the edges where I would have earned points.  My lowest score was in compassion, which if I recall correctly was a "zero." 


I was on the verge of entering the world of the mystics, who drew out maps on which my life has unfolded.  I think for the better...


Ask Anything


"Ask Anything,"

My Lord said to me.

And my mind and heart thought deeply
for a second,

then replied with just one word,

"When?"

God's arms then opened up and I entered myself.
I entered Myself when I entered 
Christ.

And having learned compassion I
allowed my soul

to stay.


Meister Eckhart

6 comments:

  1. Be careful walking around in that world of mystics. There might be pitfalls where you least expect them. Still, the words are lovely to consider.

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    1. Walk2write... will keep my eyes opened as I venture forth

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  2. Once you've taken that step into the mystic world, your foot melts like gold in the furnace and you cannot turn back. Still, it's worth it.

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    1. Christin--- I agree that it has been a ride quite worth the view, except it was my stoic heart that melted

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