From our dearest George Wahl
John of the Cross (1592-1591)
In the inner stillness where meditation leads,
the spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.
Contemplation is nothing else but a secret peaceful and loving infusion of god
which if admitted will set thesoul on fire with a spirit of love.
Seek in reading and you will find in meditation.
Knock in prayer and it will beopen to you in contemplation.
Silence is god’s first language, however softly we speak, god is so close to us that we can be heard.
Nor do we need wings to go in search of god.
But merely to seek solitude andcontemplate god within ourselves,
without being surprised to find such a good guest there.