When I see myself in others and others in myself


And John Main goes on further, but so he ends the section with the golden rule, a universal expression of wisdom that we find in all of the great spiritual traditions of humanity.

Treat others as you would like them to treat you. (Lk 6:31)

And that happens at a certain moment in the development of the contemplative consciousness, it can only happen then, when I see myself in others and others in myself. It’s that unified consciousness that makes this new way possible. And a source of hope, even in times like our own, which often seem rather hopeless. It’s this link, this connection, meaningful connection between the inner work we are doing in our daily meditation, if we’re doing it seriously, and the world we’re living in and the work that God is calling us to do during our lifetime.

The Art of Waiting by Laurence Freeman OSB 

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