The Everyday Mystic
pushes on in steady and seemingly unceasing beats. Going to work, doing
errands, caring for children, getting over illness, working through
grief, caring for pets, gardening, paying bills, phone calls, email,
It can seem impossible to experience mysticism in such an environment.
We convince ourselves that if we were going to have a mystical experience,
it would have to occur in a still and silent place, where no demands
were being made on us and we could direct our full attention to the
world of the spirit. But God does not withhold mystical encounters
find ourselves in a monastery or hermitage. Indeed, it is in the unfolding
of everyday events, tasks, and encounters that we glimpse the enigmatic
wonder of the Holy One’s touch.
From "Mystery and
practice to help you recognize God in everyday Life.