The Real Thing – Alessandro Pronzato
The crowded bus, the long queue, the railway platform, the traffic jam, the neighbor’s television sets, the heavy-footed people on the floor above you, the person who still keeps getting the wrong number on your phone. These are the real conditions of your desert. Do not allow yourself to be irritated. Do not try to escape. Do not postpone your prayer. Kneel down. Enter that disturbed solitude. Let your silence be spoiled by those sounds. It is the beginning of your desert.
As one year ends and another begins, seek out your reflective moments. They need not be perfect, as this world is not perfect. They just need to be REAL.
Happy, blessed, new year to you all!