Each daily meditation is part of one experience. For those on our path, the mantra reveals the powerfully unobtrusive presence of Christ, guiding us like a personal trainer, into ever deeper metanoia. Gaps appear in the cloudbanks of delusion. By training the mind we see it for what it is and learn to see inwardly. Gradually clearing those obstacles of ignorance, formed by forces of fear or desire in our early life-story or acquired in our cultural formation, the eye of the heart opens. We no longer look for God as something to be found. We see that God is the light by which we see. When the mind is clear what is not God? Metanoia restores clarity of vision with the bonus of the courage to risk more.
( WCCM Newsletter, February 2023 by Laurence Freeman OSB )