Awareness of the Cosmic Dance by Joyce Rupp

“When I take a deep breath and pull in the reins of my “hurry” I begin to find the numinous everywhere. I notice the soft breeze and how it caresses, soothes, and quiets me. I look out the window beyond my desk and I see not just trees, I see how they behold the sun and receive the nurturance offered to them. I speak with someone on the phone and I hear not just a person’s voice, but also the bond of life that connects us… This awareness is essential because my experience of the cosmic dance depends on whether my senses are alert and whether my heart is attuned to looking beyond what is visible. If I rely only on the rational, I will miss a good portion of the cosmic dance. If I fail to be still and to explore the far regions of mystery, the dance will remain aloof from my inner eye…”  

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 (Curated and adapted for KUF from the 2019 Soul Matters materials for the theme ‘Attention’ by Rev. Beckett Coppola.)