POEMS FROM GERMANY: “What keep us” (about life, spirituality & love)

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What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?
I think it is the hope of loving,
or being loved.

I heard a fable once about the sun going on a journey
to find its source, and how the moon wept
without her lover’s
warm gaze.

We weep when light does not reach our hearts. We wither
like fields if someone close
does not rain their
kindness
upon
us.

by Meister Eckhart

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Meister Eckhart (1260- 1327) was a Germany mystic, theologian and philosopher. Eckhart taught a radical religious philosophy of seeing God in all. His mystical experiences and practical spiritual philosophy gained him a popular following, but it also caused him to be tried for heresy by a local inquisition. Despite having writings condemned as heretical he remains an important source of mystical experience within the Christian tradition.

Reference: http://www.biographyonline.net/spiritual/meister-eckhart.html

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    I truly believe this! People cause themselves so much grief and pain trying to fulfill the void in their hearts,when it is there need for God to fill that void!

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