By the open door

The entering of grace
By the open door
Of a house made ready.

This haiku is from The Ungainsayable Presence. The book, now out of print, was published anonymously. I knew the author. He had a demanding public life; but very few people know that he was a mystic, who began each day with four hours of silent meditation and reading.

All we have to do in meditation is sit patiently at the threshold.


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