When we turn to anything other than God
we miss the mark.
Even when we turn to God as an image
we miss the mark
This is what separates the mystics
and the literal minded religious.
At this point, too,
The mystics sometimes flounder.
Turning to God
in the sense of
absolute stillness, in the sense that
one dwells in the great void
cannot be described. But it is here
that we enter fully
into the experience. It is here
that the words
take their meaning and significance
for the seeker.
of higher presence
of the ever-present merging
of one ordinary,
with a limitless force
All the words merge
at this moment.
— The text as well as the photograph are from the amazing autobiography of William Segal, entitled “A Voice at the Borders of Silence,” Edited by Mark Magill. (The Overlook Press, New York, 2003), p. 234.