A Morning Meditation with the Master- Meister Eckhart

(photo of Eckhart's portal in Erfurt courtesy of Michael Sander)

The passage below is an excerpt from Matthew Fox's book, "Meditations with Meister Eckhart." Meister Eckhart, was a German theologian, philosopher and Christian mystic. Thomas Merton said of Eckhart, "He is the one person since Jesus Christ from whom God hid nothing!" Coming from a man like Thomas Merton that is a serious compliment! So here is a glimpse into the works that inspired Merton's praise...

"This I know. That the only way to live is like the rose, which lives without a why. You might ask life itself over a period of a thousand years the following question: 'Why are you alive?'And still the only response you would receive would be: 'I live so that I may live.' Why does this happen? Because life rises from its own foundation, and rises out of itself. Therefore, life lives without a reason- life lives for itself." - Meister Eckhart (translation Matthew Fox)

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