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‘ … you cannot grow in the great art form, the integration of action and contemplation, without
1) a strong tolerance for ambiguity;
2) an ability to allow, forgive, and contain a certain degree of anxiety; and
3) a willingness to not know and not even need to know.
This is how you allow and encounter mystery.
All else is mere religion.’
From Richard Rohr, From A Lever And a Place to Stand: The Contemplative Stance, the Active Prayer
I’ve always thought that, in order for us to have an integrated life, we need to have both contemplation and action: to contemplate God – who he is, what he says, what he says to me: and to act on the insights received. But I’ve not given much thought to the ‘how’ of it. Rohr makes me think!