"How is the Inward Teacher known? In joy and health, but also in loneliness and alienation; in the deepest encounters with other people and in dialogue with great ideas and works; in love but also in emptiness; in hunger but also in plenitude; in solitude but also in community. Wherever we are is the starting-place for encountering the voice which can speak to our condition. We cannot compel the inner voice to speak, we can only try to practice openness and attention, and when we hear the voice we can only practice minding and answering. Fortunately, it is our nature as human beings, and it is God’s nature, that we can reach what Levertov* calls the triple communion, the communion within ourselves, with other people, and with that of God within each of us..... It is the bright page which leads us into all books."
~ Paul A. Lacey
Painting by Jahaziel Minor at http://jahazielminor.carbonmade.com/