Present, spacious, improbable

Sitting in the Quaker meeting this morning, these themes came up in vocal ministry. A cancer survivor mentioned “being present” as key to her remission. She referenced the book Anticancer. Later in the day, Dorothea picked it up from the library. Another member spoke of the Christian liturgy this time of year, and about how “improbable” much of it seems — virgin birth etc.

Not remembering the context in which spaciousness was mentioned. Counterintuitive being present and spaciousness seem to go together. Being present is so “here and now,” so pinpoint, so specific. But time and space are concepts; instead of scrunching down on “here and now” — expand, contemplate the infinity of space — the improbable.