The listening itself

Not the image you seek,
that’s the idol to avoid,
but the paying attention,

not the voice
you want to hear,
but the listening itself,

not the answer but the waiting,
this is prayer.
Here we meet the holy.

Not the object
but the love,
this is God.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

May 10, 2021