Before we move on in our exploration of the Trinity, try to be here. Which, as you know, is the hardest place to be.

Can you be present to this little bit of now?

Get curious: see if you can be present in a positive way, knowing that, reading these words, you're likely carrying the day's events, the day's memories, the day's hurts, and the day's disappointments.

We can let go of these right now, if we choose, because we're going to move into a different kind of knowing, one that the ordinary mind with its ordinary cares simply isn't up for.

Don't be afraid of this silence.

Don't be afraid of what first feels like boredom or nothingness.

Don't be afraid of this silence, which is where God seems to be.

Don't be afraid of this loneliness now and all that it might offer.

Out of this silence, and this hopefully more spacious place, let this prayer resonate in you.

God for us, we call you Father.
God alongside us, we call you Jesus.
God within us, we call you Holy Spirit.
You are the eternal mystery that enables, enfolds, and enlivens all things.
Even us and even me.

Every name falls short of your goodness and greatness.
We can only see who you are in what is.
We ask for such perfect seeing –
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be.
Amen. (So be it.)

Richard Rohr in The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation