Sunday, February 14, 2016

Chasing the Wind

Carey Walsh points out that Ecclesiastes often uses the combination  "vapor and chasing the wind."  She suggests that yearning is in our spiritual DNA and "chasing the wind" indicates our effort toward transcendence.  The Hebrew word for "wind" also means "spirit."  Recognizing that The Divine is hard to grasp like "vapor" and "wind/spirit" simply whets our appetite.  It is not futile to search for something more.  "It is, rather, the very basis of mysticism."

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