Stay Awake by Surrendering to this Moment (Richard Rohr quote)

Stay Awake by Surrendering to this Moment (Richard Rohr quote)

“In the garden of Gethsemane, the last words Jesus spoke were, “Stay awake.” In fact, he says it twice. The Buddha offered the same wisdom; “Buddha” actually means “I am awake.”

Staying awake comes not from willpower but from a wholehearted surrender to this moment – as it is. It’s largely a matter of letting go of resistance to what the moment offers or of clinging to a past moment. It is an acceptance of the full reality of what is right here and now. It will be the task of your whole lifetime.”

by Richard Rohr


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  1. Laurie Middleton 4 years ago

    Thank you for passing along such wise words.

  2. Sue Krevitt 4 years ago

    The irony is that God’s idea, man, is always awake…
    aware of being loved, cared for, watched over, protected, now and forever.

    Hue-mans are in the process of learning this, i believe.

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