…the command, or rather the invitation, is “come away … by yourselves and rest a while” (Mk. 6:31). And it is the only way in which you will ever gain definite knowledge, true wisdom, newness of experience, steadiness of purpose, or power to meet the unknown, which must come in all daily life. Doing is secondary to being. When we are consciously the Truth, it will radiate from us and accomplish the works without our ever running to and fro. If you have no time for this quiet meditation, make time, take time. Watch carefully, and you will find that there are some things, even in the active unselfish doing, that would better be left undone than that you should neglect regular meditation. ~ Cady, H. Emilie. Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady (Annotated) . Unity Books. Kindle Edition.
I notice poems named the same years apart
since Recovery Daily Dose began May 4, 2011.
But I was surprised to see this was the third
entitled “Meditation” So I looked.
Poems written on the subject were published
in May, 2016 and 2017, February 2014, May and July 1012
and August 2011. This shows a struggle to meditate,
something often tried
but never approaching habitual until 2020.
I love the description of the command/invitation
as the only way in which you will ever gain
definite knowledge, true wisdom,
newness of experience, steadiness of purpose,
or power to meet the unknown,
which must come in all daily life.
And that we can BE consciously the truth.
I want to ask as the disciple did for instruction,
but rather than “Lord, teach us to pray,
as John taught his disciples.”
I would seek information on
the listening part of the interaction,
Lord, teach me to meditate.