I used this quote from the brilliant writer Franz Kafka as the closing words at last Sunday’s service at the UU Congregation of Durham. We were exploring the idea of finding space for true relaxation in our lives. This summed it up perfectly.
Blessing from Franz Kafka
You don’t need to leave your room.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
Don’t even listen, simply wait.
Don’t even wait, be quite still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked,
it has no choice,
it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
In the coming weeks, let the world offer itself to you.