November 10, 2017

Water lotus. (Schicka, via Unsplash.com and used under Creative Commons Zero)

"To come to the knowledge of all, desire the knowledge of nothing. To come to enjoy what you have not, you must go by a way which you enjoy not. In this nakedness the spirit finds its quietude and rest, for in coveting nothing, nothing tires it by pulling it up, and nothing oppresses it by pushing it down, because it is in the center of its humility."

- St. John of the Cross, from The Ascent of Mount Carmel translated in The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross, ICS Publications, 1991