The other day I had lunch with an old friend. He is a remarkable man, one who has lived generously. He is facing one of the nasty forms of cancer. Yesterday was a good news day. His eyes were bright, full of life and his smile spectacular. We were simply together eating good Vietnamese food and happy for the time we shared.
Several times our conversation touched on wellsprings of divine intention and the Spirit drew us together in a remarkable way. As a professor he has a very active, analytical mind. These days I say to him often, “Let yourself just know what you know. This moment of Unity between us and with God is Holy. God is not a belief. God is a person we experience.”
When we parted he said, “Namaste.” That means literally, “I bow before the divine in you.” Often a formalized greeting in Hindu culture, he meant it in the liberal sense. He allowed himself to know what he knows, a wondrous thing to do.