Life’s weather being so unpredictable is why we should fix the roof while the sun is shining. Even if it leaks again, in storms, damage is reduced. Meditation builds resilience. It is a part of our life we don’t have to think about but, if we miss it, we quickly feel the lack. We meditate ‘in prosperity and adversity’ as the desert teachers put it. Whatever the weather, we turn up uncomplaining, grateful that it is part of our life. We learn the wisdom of not evaluating temporary, partial experiences in meditation and stay instead in the whole experience.
( WCCM Newsletter, February 2023 by Laurence Freeman OSB )