Simplicity: The Way of Subtraction

While Meister Eckhart, the late 13th and early 14th century Christian mystic, wrote, “God is not found in the soul by adding anything, but by a process of subtraction.” The soul doesn’t grow into God by adding more, but by taking away that which stands in the way. In much the same way, it is […]

The Obedience of Saying Yes (and No)

“I imagine that yes is the only living thing.” — ee cummings The Edge, Inside and Out On a towering rocky precipice high above the sea at the end of the African continent, we looked out over the cacophonous watery expanse, eighteen foot waves marching across the swirling abyss of green and grey. From that […]