Essential oneness

For what is Mysticism?
It is not the attempt to draw near to God, not by rites or ceremonies, but by inward disposition?
Is it not merely a hard word for ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is within’?
Heaven is neither a place nor a time.

Florence Nightingale

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(morning light at an inlet harbor near Sligo, County Donegal, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)

The desired oneness of the created bound to the Creator.
A bridging of the here to the there.
A crossing of the chasm between You and me…

Beyond the noise, beyond the distractions, beyond the life of this world…
He is there…as I am here.
Yet it is in the stillness and the silence within…as well as without,
where He waits…

Pulled and torn from this and that, I struggle to work my way towards Him…
It shouldn’t have to be this difficult, this hard…
but the world won’t allow anything other than her own desires…

It has become a life’s quest…
A fractured journey which consists of splinters and pieces…
The longing of wholeness found in the joy of One…

5 comments on “Essential oneness

  1. Lynda says:

    Beautiful expression of our struggle and our longing to be one with Christ – the only way is surrender – total surrender which must be given every moment for I certainly don’t have the staying power or resolve to make a one-time surrender. So every day I must come to our Lord and turn from the lure and distractions of this world and give myself again and again. How patient is our Lord! All I ask in return is God’s love and grace – just as St. Ignatius of Loyola taught us.

  2. “It has become a life’s quest…
    A fractured journey which consists of splinters and pieces…
    The longing of wholeness found in the joy of One…”
    You were writing my life too with this line my friend. Hugs and love, N 🙂 ❤

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