Friday, 26 January 2018

Still point

To stay recovered, I need a connection with God. To have a connection with God, I need to find and maintain the Still Point. When I was new in recovery, the Still Point was fleeting and unpredictable. Occasionally I would discover It at a meeting. More often, at fellowship afterwards. Sometimes on the phone. Sometimes in nature. Sometimes in direct prayer and meditation with God. The more time I can spend in the Still Point, the more energy is accessed from The Other World, to bring down the rains from Heaven to earth, where they are needed. The still point joins the two worlds and gives meaning and function to both.

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
... Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.
The inner freedom from the practical desire,
The release from action and suffering, release from the inner
And the outer compulsion, yet surrounded
By a grace of sense, a white light still and moving, ...
(Eliot, Four Quartets)

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