Friday, January 27, 2012

The Great Art Form

You cannot grow in the great art form, the integration of action and contemplation, without 
1) a strong tolerance for ambiguity; 
2) an ability to allow, forgive, and contain a certain degree of anxiety; and 
3) a willingness to not know and not even need to know. 
This is how you allow and encounter mystery. All else is mere religion.
I'm OK with #1. I'm shaky on the other two. I am greatly drawn the kind of Christian spirituality that Richard Rohr expounds. He wants us all to practice great art, and he teaches us how. I refuse to believe that the Holy is beyond. No, it is in all things.
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