Feel God in
A little fish swam up to his mother and asked: ﭭy,
whatനis ocean I hear so much about?㨥 replied,
ﵠsilly, itl around you and in you. Swim up onto
the beach, lie there and you젦ind out!㩭ilarly, a
kitten asked his mother, ﭭy, whatനis air I hear
much about?㨥 replied, ﵠsilly, itl around
you and in you. Stick your head in the lake and you젍
Finally, there was a beginner on the spiritual journey
who went to a spiritual director and said: 衴 is this
God I hear so much about?⥰ly: 堩s all around you
and in you.Ⲿ
A prayer of silence or being quiet is the way to
discover and experience this reality, whom we call God.
A person in absolute silence forgets himself or herself,
and he or she just desires Godలesence 詳 love,
His touch, His words, His embrace and above all, union
It is meeting reality in its simplest and most direct
form. It is not extraordinary that God is within and
wants to speak to us; we need only to search within
ourselves and discover that He may be calling us to a
mystical life. Contemplation, although the highest form
of prayer, is not an elite, lofty endeavour for special
It is for ordinary, happy, uncomplicated people who
enjoy being with God. It is a long, loving, listening,
joyful look at the real God, at our real self, at real
people and at the real world.
The act of contemplation is very simple, subtle,
supernatural, loving, pure, divine, and deep.
It is as a ray of darkness that gives light.
There are three signs that will direct us to
contemplation; a) no longer is meditation (which was
once helpful) enjoyable, b) attentiveness to meditation
is impossible and c) there is a pleasure just being
alone with God.
Acknowledging these three signs, with the coordination
of a few efforts, just as one might prepare for an
athletic competition, the door to contemplation can be