ments of intimate sharing: we were led into conversations
that were no longer simply “academic,” but those of pilgrims
on an inward path.
A therapist I worked with years ago frequently nudged me
to “Go to the place in you that knows.” Though we didn’t share
a common spiritual tradition, his advice helped me return to
my own sacred inner space—the “room” where I meet God
in prayer, where I receive guidance, where I am restored by
deep quiet, where I may be visited by divine Presence.
We often need the help of that prompt—someone who
will simply smile and point us back onto the inward path
when we’re wandering down rabbit trails. When we reemerge
from the journey inward, having dwelt a while in the place
where that path leads, we may find ourselves richly prepared
for the journey ahead.
Marilyn McEntyre, Word by Word
Marilyn McEntyre is author of numerous books on language and
faith, including Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies and Make a
List: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open