“Who called that bastard a piano player?” a voice in the rear of the theater yelled back.
Something like that is happening between me and you – I am saying one thing, you are hearing something else.
I am not teaching the way of will, I am teaching the way of utter will-lessness. I am teaching you not to become strong but to be vulnerable. I am teaching you not the way of the male but the way of the female. Be more feminine. Be more delicate, vulnerable.
A man who was driving across the continent put up for the night at a rural hostelry. The view from his second story window was lovely, he thought: peaceful meadows and a beautifully kept lawn directly below.
During the night however, there was a cloudburst and when the man awoke, the ground had disappeared under water fully five feet high. This was surprising enough, but then the man spotted something even more unusual. A straw hat floated by, reached the boundary fence, turned and floated back. Three times this phenomenon was repeated and the man rushed to the proprietor with a hushed, “Do you see what I see?”
“Sure,” laughed the proprietor. “That’s Uncle Henry. Stubborn old coot. He swore he was going to mow that lawn this morning, come hell or high water.
This is not the way to find God. In fact, you need not go anywhere and you need not do anything to find God. Godliness is already trying to find you. You just stand still or sit still so he can find you. Wherever he comes you are gone. He never finds you, or even if sometimes he finds you, you are not there; you are somewhere else. You are always somewhere else.
It is not a question of finding God from your side: God is in search of you.
You please be quiet and still. Sometimes, doing nothing, sitting silently, just waiting, and he will find you. He will certainly find you. That’s how he found me; that’s how he has always found… It is not that you reach him, it is always he who reaches you.
Allow him to reach you. And that is possible only when you are open, surrendered, in deep trust…your heart becomes an open lotus.
Enough for today.