The Red X

Okay, admit it.  Haven’t you looked around for a set of keys you had in your pocket, for a hat you had on your head, for glasses you were wearing, for a phone in your hand or pocket?  I have.  And that being the case, isn’t it quite possible that in the quest for enough we are already there?

Which brings to mind this from Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar To The World “No one longs for what he or she already has, and yet the accumulated insight of those wise about the spiritual life suggests that the reason so many of us cannot see the red X that marks the spot is because we are standing on it. The treasure we seek requires no lengthy expedition, no expensive equipment, no superior aptitude or special company. All we lack is the willingness to imagine that we already have everything we need. The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are.”

Those last part is worth repeating.  “…we already have everything we need.  The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are.

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