“The outward work can never be small if the inward one is great, and the outward work can never be great or good if the inward is small or of little worth. The inward work always includes in itself all size, all breadth and all length.”

Meister Eckhart

Breakthrough: Meister Eckhart’s Creation Spirituality in New Translation, by Matthew Fox

Thich Nhat Hanh

Smiling to my body I breathe in
Releasing the tensions in my body I breathe out.
Breathing in I go back
To the island within myself
There are beautiful trees
Within the island
There are clear streams of water
There are birds
Sunshine, and fresh air
Breathing out I feel safe
I enjoy going back to my island

Source: Unknown

“No. Be sure of this: absolute stillness for as long as possible is best of all for you”

Meister Eckhart
(German sermon 4, trans. M.O”C. Walshe)

The chief thing that separates us from God is the thought that we are separated from God.

Source: Open Mind, Open Heart
Thomas Keating

Where’s God?

“God is at home, it is we who have gone out for a walk.”

Meister Eckhart

There is a contemplative

in all of us,

almost strangled

but still alive,

who craves quiet

enjoyment of the Now,

and longs to touch

the seamless

garment of silence


makes whole.

Alan P. Tory