The Gaze of Faith

The eye through which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one sight, one knowledge, and one love. — Meister Eckhart

These days there seems to be lots of ways to practice Yoga. My instructor teaches different methods but for me she uses “Assisted ┬áThai Yoga.” In other words I can’t stretch as far as I’m supposed, so she helps me stretch and twist to places where my body on it own refuses to go.

Forms of meditation are more numerous than forms of Yoga, and my best advice to someone who is starting meditation is find a method that works for you, and stick with it. There is no wrong way. I read recently that waiting in the presence of love is called contemplation. Christian contemplation is often called the “gaze of faith.”

Contemplation relieves the participant of all effort. It is not necessary to engage in reflection or activity like Yoga. All that is required to set in motion contemplation is to receive love and mirror that love back over and over.

In the words of the famous Cheerios commercial, “try it, you will like it.”

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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