Nov. 24, 2019
Clara Coffey, Trinity Youth
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
“ I want to ask you, as clearly as I can, to bear with patience all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves… For everything must be lived. Live the questions now, perhaps then, someday, you will gradually, without noticing, live into the answer.” Rainer Maria Rilke
After sitting for a while, the cloudy apple juice had settled and now looked clear and delicious. After drinking half of it, she asked, “Is this a different glass, Uncle Monk?”
“No, it is the same one as before. It sat quietly for a bit, and is now clear and delicious,” he replied.
“Was it meditating like you?” she asked.
He laughed as he replied and patted her head, “Let’s say I imitate the apple juice when I sit, that is closer to the truth.”
(Excerpt of a story told by Thich Nhat Hanh)