In a kind of trance she would take a book from the shelf and stand there, […] And she thought, standing there with her book open, here one could let whatever one thought expand like a leaf in water; and if it did well here, among the old gentlemen reading the Times, then it was right. […] But the leaf was losing its sharpness. It was very small; it was very distant. The sea was more important now than the shore.
For now she need not think about anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of—to think; well, not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself.
Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk. Psalm 25:4 - We all need God’s guidance in our lives. - We sing: ‘Guide me O thou great Jehovah.’ - It is because we need God’s leading and guidance in our lives. - The joy is that we can ask God to do just that for us! PRAYER: Lord, I pray that You will lead me and guide me and show me which way I need to go. Amen.
What is the meaning of life? That was all—a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.