August 5, 2012

Sunday Quote

...And we pray, not for new
earth or heaven, but to be quiet
in heart, and in eye clear.
What we need is here.

- Wendell Berry 

6 comments:

Cait O'Connor said...

You find such wonderful quotations,thank you for this one and all the rest.

Susan said...

Thank you, Cait.

Nan said...

Lilias Folan expresses much the same sentiment in her yoga classes. I think I even used it as a qdj once. I'll go look...
http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2007/07/quote-du-jourlilias-folan.html

On my dvd she says, the past is gone, the future is yet to come. Be here now.

Susan said...

Ram Dass, I think. I remember skimming through his book which is probably not the best way to read books of depth (which would explain a lot about my scattered approach to spirituality).

GretchenJoanna said...

Isn't Wendell Berry wonderful? "What we need is here." So simple and obvious, the way he puts it. Thank you.

Susan said...

I think the best poetry takes what we already know or feel and hands it back to us wrapped in grace.