interpolation

“The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic living out of an inner journey.  The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage.  One can have one without the other.  It is best to have both.”*

Our purpose must find centredness in our lives and our centredness must be expressed in purpose.  We may call this a way of life.

One thing to beware of is mistaking a bad dream for a good one:

‘False dreams interfere with honest living.’**

And, of course, not to mistake a good dream for a bad one:

“It all started with a dream, but then I followed that dream: following the dream made all the difference.”^

(*Thomas Merton, quoted in Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust.)
(**From Eugene Peterson’s Run with the Horses.)
(^Stephen Kellog, quoted bin Chris Guillebeau’s The Happiness of Pursuit.)

 

 

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