In a dark place

Even in the closest relationships misunderstandings can spring up like weeds, and violence can erupt, with accusations flying back and forth. It is here that the practice of meditation can enable us to look into the eye of the storm and wait for it to pass. As we find in the book of Ecclesiastes, ‘There is a time for words and a time for silence.’ Above all, we should never be afraid to apologise. As the famous Shaker hymn, Simple Gifts, expresses it: ‘To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed, till by turning, turning, we come round right.’


4 thoughts on “In a dark place”

  1. Dear James your blog has come at the right time I know I seem to go into a dark place at times it comes and goes. I will keep in mind this blog thank you so much for your wise words

    Much love and blessings Clare

  2. Dear James, During the last year it has struck me how important it is, just waiting – or being still. Doing is simply inappropriate! Somehow, in the waiting things simply change our perspective, we realise an apology needs making or to be accepted, there is time for that unmade phone call, the view we had is changed completely. Though waiting – with Love is not easy, it brings unforeseen gifts. Thank you James !
    With Love

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