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In the presence of the divine

If something happens unexpectedly, if something arrives unbidden, if I’m surprised, put onto my left foot, then the Divine has tapped me on the shoulder.

What I strive for, make an effort to acquire or achieve—that’s not it.


Life cannot give me what I need while I chase after what I want. What comes to me unbidden, unanticipated, is the precondition to contentment. Contentment is not an achievement. Not a result.