I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do and I will not forsake them.
“This is a quote from the Old Testament. It is God speaking, we could say the infinite speaking or the boundless beingness of life speaking, and it’s speaking about us, those of us who are seeking enlightenment, seeking awakening. Now the problem, the catch 22, of seeking enlightenment is if you’re seeking enlightenment, you’re unenlightened. So how can an unenlightened person find the way and so this is what the infinite says to us about that. I can barely read that without crying because, to me, this is about grace, the universal gravitational pull toward what we ultimately are, toward awakening, the pull toward home. The universe is taking care of this and, at a certain point, we realize the best thing for me to do is relax and surrender. Let the grace take over.”
Dean Sluyter author of
The Dharma Bum’s Guide to Western Literature