Everything tastes like God.
– Medieval theologian, philosopher and mystic, Meister Eckhart

It’s easy to believe that we do good work and do it well when we have positive outcomes.  I know I do good work because “teaching and learning with others” feels noble to me.  I also sense that I am doing well as a teacher because my students provide me with positive feedback.  They understand and use the course material covered.  So… what happens (inside of me) when some students look disengaged or completely fail a test?  Well, I start to wonder if my profession has any positive impact on the world, and I question whether I can teach well-enough to matter anyway.

This is the heart of radical wholeness: Recognizing and living our part in this great big universe, fully knowing that what is in our heart, mind and soul is part of a big picture that we may not be able to see… but we can experience.

Instructions:

  • Today, reflect on the poem below, “Six Line Prayer.
  • Allow each line to speak for itself… as part of the whole poem.
  • Notice what happens in your body as you experience each line.
  • Do this at different times throughout the day.
  • Ask yourself to remember (or write down) any observations.

Six Line Prayer
Josh Baran: The Tao of Now

Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know.
Be still.
Be.

Sometimes we need to let go of the outcomes we seek in order to serve our purpose.  Let’s practice letting things BE today.

© Copyright 2013 Maria Hunt
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