Good Evening, God!
This morning I swam in the midst of a school of little fish and it was magical. Hundreds and hundreds of fish in one school that wheeled and turned as one. I turned with them. How could I not? Their “oneness” was enchanting!
How I wished I had an underwater camera with me! But it really needed a video to capture their joyful dance. Even that wouldn’t capture what it was like being in the midst of them. . . fish on all sides of me. Well, not above me, that’s true. But swimming in their midst I could feel myself becoming one with them.
Being with. For some time now I have been aware that when I am with a person there is a “Being With-ness” that goes far beyond words. Something “MORE” is going on. I cannot put it into words because it is beyond words. And I can’t even say if it is more basic than words or if it is “above” words.
But, this morning as I sat chatting with my spiritual director she talked about how — in Centering — there is a time when we release words and even thoughts and enter into Your Presence. And I thought about that as I was turning joyfully with the school of little fish.
That sense of “being with” the fish . . . of becoming more . . . made me hold on to that as a close analogy to what she meant about being with You. For me, it is a visual image of spiritual reality. And I hold it dear. Thank You.