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Introduction

The title of this blog comes from something I was told by my teachers many years ago. (See here or here for a book describing that experience). It is a phrase so simple as almost to pass unnoticed but I think it contains a key to the whole of the spiritual life. It's like a seed that can grow  into a mighty tree, if it is planted in fertile soil and correctly tended and watered.

These writings will be published in the form of a blog but I am actually hoping to make it read more like a book in that each post will roughly follow on from the last rather than being conceived entirely separately from its companions. There will still be chapters or sections but the individual parts are meant to form a unity though they can be read in isolation too.

The subject of this blog is God. You might wonder what qualifications I have for writing about this, the subjects of all subjects. Can I claim an intimate acquaintance? No. Have I ever met him? Not really. Do I actually believe in him? Absolu…