Our Truest I

Meister Eckhart is one of my most favorite medieval mystics. He was a 13th century German Dominican who is perhaps most famous today for this verse often quoted by Oprah:

"If the only prayer you ever say is 'Thank you,'
It would be enough."

This brief verse became the cornerstone of a whole "gratitude movement" in the mid to late 1990's, especially popularized by Sarah Ban Breathnach and her classic work - Simple Abundance - A Daybook of Comfort and Joy.

Here is another brief poem that caught my eye this morning:

"I AM can be spoken by no creature,
but by God alone.
I must become God and
God must become me, so completely that
we share the same 'I' eternally.
Our truest I is God."

A beautiful poem that invites much deeper reflection. I see much that resonates with the writings of Paramahansa Yogananda, which I continue to delve into.


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