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Voices. Voices. Listen my heart, as only
saints have listened: until the gigantic call lifted them
off the ground; yet they kept on, impossibly,
kneeling and didn’t notice at all:
so complete was their listening. Not that you could
endure
God’s voice – far from it. But listen to the voice of the
wind
and the ceaseless message that forms itself out of silence.

-Rainer Maria Rilke, “Duino Elegies”
(photo: cover from The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God, by Frederica Mathewes-Green)

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