Michael Leach and friends write about seeing God, the world and ourselves with the eye of the soul. Each column is a spiritual reflection on the beauty that hides behind appearances and the peace that is beyond all understanding.
Soul Seeing: Something wonderful happens. I am entranced, mesmerized. Ganesha's eyes seem to stare back as the chanting wafts over me. I slide into its rhythm. One voice, then another, then two together. Not trying to understand. Just breathing. Just being.
Just as I felt the first tear fall down my cheek, my daughter said, "Mama! Look at the sky!" I looked over and, immediately, I was in awe. The sun was beginning to set, and the sky was a beautiful mix of pink and orange.
Soul Seeing: Why has this internal tension of mine shown up? I suspect it's because what is being asked of me is unending. It's neither comfortable nor convenient. Nor is the outcome within my control.
Soul Seeing: God brings certain people into our lives, at certain times, for a purpose. According to St. Augustine, "You are to pay special regard to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you."