DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

LET'S LIGHTEN UP...

GOD, IN A MOMENT OF FRIVOLITY


SENSE OF HUMOR

"The Master" was in an expansive mood, so his disciples sought to learn from him the stages he had passed through in his quest for the divine.

"God first led me by the hand," he said, "into the Land of Action, and there I dwelt for several years.

Then he returned and led me to the Land of Sorrows; there I lived until my heart was purged of every inordinate attachment.

That is when I found myself in the Land of Love, whose burning flames consumed whatever was left in me of self.

This brought me to the Land of Silence, where the mysteries of life and death were bared before my wondering eyes."

"Was that the final stage of your quest?" they asked.

"No," the Master said. "One day God said, 'Today I shall take you to the innermost sanctuary of the Temple, to the heart of God himself.'
....And I was led to the Land of Laughter."

--Anthony De Mello, "TAKING FLIGHT", Page 126


Peace, and Love,
Steve E

TRIVIA

"Only the male Robin sings"

10 comments:

Lou said...

I have never seen the picture with that caption before!

Shadow said...

you travel through a lovely land

Gin said...

I have a feeling you DID NOT find that picture in a cathedral somewhere. Great post. Laughter is what keeps me going sometimes. Thank GOD for it!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

oh that was fun and I am in a land of laughter.

My husband says I'm a muppet. I like that.

Prayer Girl said...

I doubt I have spent all the time I will spend in the LANDS OF ACTION, SORROWS, LOVE, AND SILENCE....probably not.

BUT I do believe I am standing at the threshold of the LAND OF LAUGHTER, nearing it, having close brushes with it, perhaps even extending a toe into it occasionally....it's wonderful.

I do 'love de fella named De Mello'.

ME

Atiyanna said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love to laugh and listen to laughter, to find humour in what would usually drive me to drink is what I strive for today. If I don't laugh, especially at myself, I will go crazy!

Thanks Steve!

Ann H. said...

Excellent post. I've heard that God is joyful and laughing. I hope that's true.

Andrew said...

From start to finish, an excellent post. Thank you Steve.

Ed G. said...

Go ahead, pull the finger...

Blessings...

garden-variety drunk said...

i love landing in the land of laughter especially when i most need it.