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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.

Extend that moment

If it is unexpected and unpredicted, it is real; it is true. When we are taken by surprise, when we are seized and ravished by the experience of being stood upside down, the mind stops. In that moment, what “sleeps in our paper flesh like dynamite” explodes, and we are conscious of not knowing anything.