Love Does That…Love Frees
Deep wisdom about resilience from the 14th century German theologian and mystic, Meister Eckhart:
LOVE DOES THAT
All day long a little burro labors,
sometimes with heavy loads on her back
and sometimes just with worries
about things that bother only burros.
And worries, as we know,
can be more exhausting
than physical labor.
Once in a while a kind monk
comes to her stable
and brings a pear.
But more than that,
he looks into the burros’ eyes
and touches her ears
and for a few seconds the burro is free
and even seems to laugh,
because love does that.
– Meister Eckhart[Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West
By Daniel Landinsky]