“Most of us are caught in the habit of thinking of escape as a way toward the sacred, that the sacred lies in the distance, that if we can leave the mundane and the banal behind then we will find the sacred. But I think the sacred is more pervasive, more fugitive than just something that is exterior to the conditions we want to leave behind…
I feel invited, I feel lead and inspired to ask if quietude, if rest, if fugitivity isn’t a space of reckoning with the banal, isn’t a space of teasing out the sacred from the mundane, isn’t a space of actually noticing that our imagination of what the sacred looks like actually gets in the way of our transformation … and that we can be enlisted in ways that are surprising and unexpected, to slow down.
And it is not our work to do that, to come up with a final answer for how to do that. It is our work to be ready for when it calls us.”
Loosely transcribed from For the Wild podcast