We arise out of contemplation resurrected, as new beings, ready to grasp the newness around us.
If we take seriously our post-doctrinal experience, we might re-imagine (even re-label) the Maker as: “Reality”. This is the All-In-All, not just in terms of a dimensioned creation, but including all the forces, energies, vectors and relationships inherent in it. This Reality offers an ever-unfolding panorama of newness, a progression so constant and regular that we become inured to all but the most jarring confrontations with that which is new. I look at contemplation as a setting aside – a death to – our surroundings, the forces that bind us, the summons that lure us. As we set it aside and move into a liminal space, we practice shutting down the clamor (it does take practice). In this space, we allow ourselves to grow, to re-form, to experience freedom of action, of choice, of association. We arise out of contemplation resurrected, as new beings, ready to grasp the newness around us.