194. Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul. ~Plato

No one knew the name of this day;
Born quietly from deepest night,
It hid its face in light,
Demanding nothing for itself,
Opened out to offer each of us
A field of brightness that traveled ahead,
Providing in time, ground to hold our footsteps
And the light of thought to show the way.
~John O’Donohoe, Irish poet and philosopher


Watching the seasons pass over my little piece of Eden brings a feeling of rightness to my days.  Whenever I take time to sit outside for a while even this late in the year, there inevitably comes a comfortable feeling of harmony between the rhythms of my body and the rhythms of the earth.  When restless and unable to sleep at night, I sometimes sit inside in my recliner peering out the big patio windows seeking God’s face and listening for His voice.  In the enveloping peace of the night’s darkness and with a feeling of rhythmic harmony again resonating within me, a vivid image of Christ often comes to the foreground of my thoughts.  The awareness of the Holy One’s presence restores my sense of oneness with Him and Creation, and so I rest, assured that all is well and as it should be.  I know the nameless day hiding in the deep of night will be yet another gift from Him intended for His use and purposes, and I will be given the needed strength and guidance to face it.

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.  ~2 Samuel 22:23  ✝

15 thoughts on “194. Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul. ~Plato

  1. Pingback: 194. Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul. ~Plato | Sacred Touches

  2. Thank you, Donna. You will hear one day. It takes practice to clear your mind and let it just come in. My daughter thinks I’m nuts sometimes when I tell her I can hear a heartbeat in my garden even when it’s at its faintest in wintertime. Sarah Young has a great devotional called JESUS CALLING in which she speaking for Christ tries to show us how to be still and listen. Always good to hear from you. Blessings, Natalie 🙂


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