Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Picture taken at Kopua Monastery, New Zealand

The Sufi tell of the disciple who asked the elder, “Is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?”

“As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning.”

“Then, of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?”

“To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise.”

Joan Chittister

1 comment:

  1. Preparation (not being asleep) is everything; in the case of the photo above, good exposure, clarity, cropping, and patience. The gift follows.