Inverted Crescent

One Woman's Journey Over the Moon and Beyond

Friday, November 30, 2007

Meister Eckhardt makes me think….

The beauty of a well-chosen word is that it forms our ideas about an object or event with great precision. It defines a void…gives it structure…and previously limitless territories can transform from the “firmament thereof” into the “Milky Way” with a little effort. This is useful, fitting… and profoundly limiting.

Too many times I think we are quite content to accept the name of an object or event as the sum of its meaning. Getting beyond the definition takes attention to detail---a willingness to be in the moment and open our senses to what we don’t know.

I may spend the rest of my life trying to truly understand that.


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