March 9th, 2010
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Lying Fallow

The greatest miracle is the discovery that all is miraculous. And the nature of the miraculous is–utter simplicity. Nothing has been gained by sweat and struggle, by taking thought, by devotion, prayer, perseverance, patience, fortitude–or by sloth, need it be added. Imagine the planets pausing to decide the direction of their orbits! Imagine them struggling to change their fiery courses! Thinking–what a vice! Struggling–what absurdity! To know is so easy, so painless. The ground for any kind of growth and cultivation is prepared by lying fallow.
Henry Miller (fr. Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, New Directions, 1962.)

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