The journey is a simple one. It requires a certain vision of its importance, a certain humility to begin, and a certain fidelity and courage to persevere - the willingness above all, to be led into fullness. These are all essentially human qualities , the qualities needed for any fruitful contact with life, and the journey is an ordinary one. We don't follow it to sensationalise life but to see life - every aspect of it as well as its inner harmony and direction -as the mystery it is. The greatest danger and temptation is to complicate. As far as I can see ,if we are actually on the journey - if the poverty of the mantra (practice ) is the rich core of our lives - then we grow more and more simple. Increasingly we see the utter simplicity of the call Jesus ( life ) addresses uniquely to each of us , to leave all things and self behind and follow him into the infinite freedom of his union with the Father .
From, John Main's Silence and Stillness in every Season