What to expect:
One would want to attend this retreat to experience the bliss and freedom of the infinite mystery as well as to be able to recognize God in the ordinary moments of life.
The pathless path adjusts one’s mindset to abide in the present moment, enjoy life fully, and receive the delight of being one with the Mystery here and now. Whether we are playing with our children, walking in nature, busily working on some project, or even frantically managing our households, Meister Eckhart’s pathless path grounds us in the stability of the divine through detachment. For Eckhart, daily life with all its typical rounds of work, recreation, eating, driving, and sleeping is our greatest spiritual practice.
Quotes from Meister Eckhart:
The eye in which I see God is the same eye in which God sees me. My eye and God’s eye are one eye and one seeing, one knowing and one loving.
All our blessedness depends upon our breaking through, passing beyond all ‘createdness,’ all ‘temporality’ and all being and entering into the ground that is without ground.
What is life? God’s being is my life. If my life is God’s being, then God’s existence must be my existence and God’s is-ness is my is-ness, neither less nor more.
Between man and God, however, there is not only no distinction, there is no multiplicity either. There is nothing but one.
If the only prayer you said was “Thank you,” that would be enough.
You ought to sink down out of all your your-ness, and flow into his His-ness, and your “yours” and His “his” ought to become one “mine,” so completely that you with God know forever his uncreated is-ness, and His nothingness, for which there is no name.