I know I am not alone in times of angst and frustration, when life’s circumstances don’t lend themselves to such tidy work. Perhaps those things that truly matter are not meant to be fully known or understood by mere mortals. Perhaps instead we are called to love. To be generous.
Drawing on the wisdom of the mystics, Richard Rohr writes of a Third Way – encouraging us to stand in the place between what we know and what we don’t know.* This way of being calls us to search for wisdom rather than answers. It calls us to a place of unity rather than to a place of being right or wrong.
There are an infinite number of ways to look at any issue if we are willing to look anew — if we allow ourselves to enter waters of wonder rather than rightness. What if we were to let go of the need to “prove” and “pin down” and instead to stretch into a place of expansive curiosity?
What if I were to sit peaceably and listen to your heart, not just to the surface currents but to those things deep and hidden? What if I were to love and discover you just as you are?
* Yes, And: Daily Meditations, p 410.