A Cup of Tea (66)
I received your letter on my return.
Just as the seed within the soil waits for the rains
so you wait for God.
Prayerful wholehearted surrender is the door leading to him.
Let yourself go completely, just like a boat floating on the river;
you do not have to row the boat, just let it go loose;
you are not to swim, just to float,
then the river itself takes you to the ocean.
The ocean is very near – but only for those who float but do not swim.
Do not be afraid of drowning because that fear makes you swim –
and the truth is that he who drowns himself in God is saved for ever.
And do not have a goal, for he who has a goal begins to swim.
Remember always – wherever one reaches, that is the destination;
therefore he who makes God his goal goes astray.
Wherever the mind is free from all goals – there alone is God.