Where they have slot machines in the airport. Heading home on the Red Eye to Hartford. Alex tells me that in Swedish, “red eye” means very angry and ready to murder someone. Really it is not that bad.
GREAT final day in Palm Springs. The highlight was meeting up with Eric over at Two World Collision. We ate at the excellent organic vegan restaurant, Native Foods. I actually ate there three times this weekend, a place where EVERYTHING on the menu is vegan. I ended up ordering far too much food in hopes of trying everything.
Eric asked me a question about my Quaker practice and what I think about when I sit in silent worship.
He wrote about our meeting and had this to say about his question and my answer.
I asked him today if the silent prayer is more like just thinking the prayer rather than speaking it verbally or if it’s more like clearing the mind and not saying anything. He said that there are instances where it could be both but most of the time it’s clearing the mind and trusting that God already knows everything that we would like to say or ask Him. So it’s more about listening and receiving from Him. The analogy Peterson used was that it’s like when Jesus was entering Jerusalem and people were waving the palm branches but when He passed in front of them, the people bowed and laid their branches down on the ground in his path. He said it was kinda like that – being silent is like stopping everything (even in thought) to bow before the King. Whoa! That’s huge! I’d definitely like to incorporate that into my lifestyle. Now that’s a wonderful birthday gift! =)
Okay they are boarding. Gotta fly. Literally.