Preparing for Advent
As we approach the Season of Advent we acknowledge our need for deep inner listening as Daly River Elder Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann teaches us:
Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us. We call on it and it calls to us… When I experience dadirri, I am made whole again… I can find my peace in this silent awareness. There is no need of words. A big part of dadirri is listening.
The function of Advent is to remind us of what we’re waiting for as we go through life, too busy with things that do not matter to remember things that do.
(Chittister, J. The Liturgical Year, 2009. pp.58-75)