Links and such

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You may have noticed I removed my list of links there to the right. No offense or meaning intended to those who are no longer represented.

My reasoning is personal, and related to the fact that I spend too much time flitting from place to place, trying to find a semblance of community through anemic blog conversations. I heartily valued each of those sites, and yet my heart yearns for that which is deeper and fuller and more vibrant, leading me to arrange my context to best facilitate my own use of time.

It’s not that I am offended or not interested, or devoid of online community spirit. Rather it’s just the opposite. I find it all too interesting and important.

Such things are not permanently removed, so if in coming weeks I feel I’ve renewed the rhythms of my life I may return the links for approval and perusal.

So, as the classic line goes, “It’s not about you, it’s about me.”

2 Responses to “Links and such”

  1. Scaliant Says:

    Came across this today — thought you might like it:
    “Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
    – Rainer Maria Rilke

  2. Patrick Says:

    Beautiful. Thank you. I think this is the essence of living in Faith, and when one realizes how rarely pure faith is encountered in this life, for this society excels in providing answers for ourselves, one’s whole perspective changes.

    Embracing the questions entails approaching the questioner. This, however, is a constant struggle, for one has to reset their souls every once in a while when the questions are forgotten in the pursuit of some vague answer.

    So, there is to wait, and to pray, and to find faith.

    I suspect this quote refers to what is very close to the Orthodox conception of theosis. We eventually, by pressing on, live our way into the Answer.