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There is a surface level of reality and a deeper level, the level of perfect peace, wonder and surprise. This deeper level can be touched now, not only at some later opportune moment. The surface swirls with events, circumstances, problems, worries. Its tasks seem impossible and overwhelming.

In the deeps, something else is taking place.”

-N. Gordon Cosby

This peace is possible right now, in THIS moment – it underlies every moment, no matter what the current situation happens to be. It is to be found in the deeps, which we dip into when we are able to let go of our outer concerns about success, safety or control and return to simple awareness of BEing. Somewhere inside we know that we are unshakably rooted in God, and when we live from this place of profound peace we are free to swim with the deeper current of the Spirit’s movement and become a generative presence in this world.

This is the “peace of God, which transcends all understanding” described in Philippians 4:7

Water Lilly in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, photographed by Berenice Meintjes


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