Evelyn Underhill on finding rest in God through Jesus*

At this very moment your thoughts are buzzing like a swarm of bees. The reduction of this fevered complex to a unity appears to be a task beyond all human power. Yet the situation is not as hopeless for you as it seems. All this is only happening upon the periphery of the mind, where it touches and reacts to the world of appearance. At the centre there is a stillness which even you are not able to break.

Evelyn Underhill as quoted by Richard J. Foster, Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer, 103.

*I know this is not the precise language Evelyn Hill is using, and I encourage us all to understand her thoughts on her own terms. But this is how I might express becoming “centered,” or how she is putting it here, in summary form–for a title. Though there certainly is more to it than finding rest.

3 comments on “Evelyn Underhill on finding rest in God through Jesus*

  1. nancy says:

    we do a lot of reacting…

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