“Do you know what that means?” he asks. “That feeling at takeoff?”
“Transformation,” I say. “It’s a leap of faith, perhaps a leap into faith. It’s your mind telling your body to relax. the physics and the math work pretty well.”
“Some people never get over that fear, though,” he says. “Some people can never make that leap. Just like some people sometimes in the religious life never get over certain fears, they build up regulations and walls and rules. They do things that keep them from flying.. And it seems to me that the spiritual life is about letting go, is about being free and trusting. There is a sense of mystery about it. There is always a sense of mystery ….”
Thin Places & Thick Time, Saint Katherine Review, Volume 2, Number 3.
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