Saturday, September 17, 2005

I'm not entirely sure how to start this blog. I've been waiting more or less endlessly to feel inspired towards some eloquent, Spirit-infused first post, and the longer I wait the more sure I am that I just need to get this underway, and the Spirit will find me eventually.

It's funny: blogging seems to me such an intrinsically self-centered act. Here I am! My life! Look at it! and at the same time, what inspired me to start this blog was my drive to discuss something intrinsically self-negating: my spiritual efforts/journey/obsession with Quakerism. Hmmph. Perhaps the resolution to the paradox is this: on some level I am not trying to say, "Here I am, look at me," but instead am saying, "Here is God." Only on some level, though. I am fully guilty of navel-gazing.

I'm not sure if I have much more to say at the moment. I imagine I shall be able to follow up with a more introductory-type post, and then perhaps with a few witty epistles full of spiritual nuggets. Er, then again, maybe not.

At any rate, I hope this counts as 'making a start.' I'm certainly trying.

4 comments:

Lorcan said...

Welcome to this odd little world of bloggers. There is much richness here, read Amanda's Of the Best Stuff and Plain, Richards, Brooklyn Quaker, Alice's Public Quaker... well, nice to have you about the place, Friend.
lor

Lorcan said...

PS... you might find a wee laugh here...
http://greyavenger.blogspot.com/

Thyne in the light
lor

Sarah said...

Thanks for the welcome! I'm actually a regular reader of all of the above, plus yours . . . they're the folks that inspired me to start my own!

-Sarah

Liz Opp said...

Sarah, no one tells me nuttin'!

It took me how long to find out about your blog?!? smile Thanks to Robin M. of What Canst Thou Say for mentioning you.

Given my recent fascination with dualities and paradoxes amid Quakerism, I appreciate the one you address:

"Here I am, look at me" <--> "Here God is, look at God"

Blessings,
Liz, The Good Raised Up