book group on friday

we will be discussing sue monk kidd’s book when the heart waits this friday at 6pm in the tea lounge. stop by to sip hot tea, get to know other yogis, and ponder some spiritual questions. we have a couple copies of the book at the studio (although reading the book is not required to stop by!).

so far this is one quote that has stuck with me from the book.

i had tended to view waiting as mere passivity. when i looked it up in my dictionary however, i found that the words passive and passion come from the same latin root, pati, which means “to endure.” waiting is thus both passive and passionate. it’s a vibrant, contemplative work. it means descending into self, into god, into the deeper labyrinths of prayer. it involves listening to disinherited voices within, facing the wounded holes in the soul, the denied and undiscovered, the places one lives falsely. it means struggling with the vision of who we really are in god and molding the courage to live that vision.

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