Awareness is a very popular topic in modern psycho-spirituality. When we become aware, that is, when we see the phenomena of cause and effect clearly and accurately in our lives, we are empowered to live in the truth and to act justly. The challenge of course is that, insofar as the scientist is always part of the experiment, our efforts to become totally detached and have a totally objective view of things will always be compromised. This is why we must look to the Cross! The Cross is a boundary marker, a placeholder and a point of reference. The Cross exists independently of my particular psychological landscape and will always be there – etched in my very soul – to serve as the line of distinction that allows me to freely step outside of the drama of the self and stand in some new place. The primary fruit of this act of awareness is the gift of being with the Father, the fulfillment of the fundamental desire that motivates our whole lives. Let’s not get deluded into thinking that we need some fancy method of meditation or the wisdom of some new age guru on this spiritual path. Let’s instead become everyday mystics by digging deep and humbly accepting the gift of the Cross as it already exists in our lives. In this way, we shall invite others into this same act of awareness that makes us free to be children of God together. Ave Crux, Spes Unica!
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Phillip Smith and Benjamin Rossi are members of the Congregation of Holy Cross. They established The Voice of Moreau blog on September 15, 2018. View all posts by Brothers Phil and Ben