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Morning meditation - How the light gets in

In the external world we strive with ambition, shrewdness, and assertiveness; we compete for success. However, in our internal world we must drop these behaviors and do the opposite: become centered, guileless, and receptive to meditatively experience the divine. As it says in the book Ecclesiastes 3:1 in the Old Testament, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."

In the spiritual life, we are attuned to the seasons, to the times of day, the days of the week, the months of the year, and we adjust and adapt our activities and behavior accordingly. Being in touch with Tao, with God's grace, requires a sensitivity, a time of reflection, a time of listening. Striving, and assertion, ambition, and competitiveness are set aside and we turn inward becoming reflective, introspective, accepting. As a great lyric in a Leonard Cohen song says, "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

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