Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Centering Down

"In belonging to a landscape, one feels a rightness, an at-homeness, a knitting of self and world. This condition of clarity and focus, this being fully present, is akin to what the Buddhists call mindfulness, what Christian contemplatives refer to as recollection, what Quakers call centering down. I am suspicious of any philosophy that would separate this-worldly from other-worldy commitments. There is only one world, and we participate in it here and now, in our flesh and our place.”
Scott Russell Sanders

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I LOVE this... and am tempted to go to one of the writing workshops SRS participates in...