Wednesday, 22 September 2010

In sync or out of sync - more from Rilke

"Be out of sync with your times for just one day, and you will see how much eternity you contain within you." Rilke

More from Rilke ... this set me thinking about the biblical injunction "to not be conformed to this world", yet somehow Rilke's injunction is more grace filled and much less didactic. Because it is graceful it opens up more possibilities for creativity within me. Wonderful how one short line of prose poetry can open up vistas of meaning.
Then though I went back and re-read Romans 12.2 "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect." and I realised it too is more open and graceful than the way I have internalised it.

Eternity and its values can transform us. Being out of sync and non-conformist can help open us to that, I like that.