There’s a poem by T.S. Eliot that one of our order members quoted from in a talk some years back that has the lines:
‘At the still point of the turning world …. and there is only the dance …..’
They are etched into my memory now and sometimes (like now) when I’ve overcommitted myself and I’m scrambling to keep up with the hustle of my obligations they drift into my consciousness and I remind myself that there is always the opportunity to contact stillness in the midst of what can appear to be relentless activity and stress.
Even in the very busiest of times there is, for all of us, the invitation to just go within, contact our breath, and access a quiet place to re-gather ourselves in a very beneficial way. And so we can learn to dance even in the most challenging times …..
Meditation is the bedrock of sanity and contentment for me – I really, really need it and so the old Zen saying that when we’re too busy to meditate then the most important thing to do is meditate rings very true ……