Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

In the Roar of Your Waterfalls

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have swept over me. ~Psalm 42:7

There are waterfalls roaring in the world right now. Hatred, terror, murder, rage–so much fighting, so many enemies, so much suffering, so much….

Too much. Breakers and waves sweep over the shores of all nations. We are overwhelmed.

Viktor Frankl wrote his book Man’s Search for Meaning after surviving the Holocaust in a Nazi concentration camp. What meaning would he find in today’s world?

A Course in Miracles says, “I could see peace instead of this.” Really? Where is peace?

In the deep. Peace is in the deep. Meaning is in the deep. Truth is in the deep. And love, too. Beneath the roar of the waterfalls, below the crashing breakers and sweeping waves, there is silence. And it calls to the silence in the deep of our souls, in the deep of all our souls.

And there, in the deep, all our souls answer as one.


8 thoughts on “In the Roar of Your Waterfalls”

  1. Man's Search for Meaning is, to this day, one of the most inspiring books I've ever read. I think Frankl's answer to the strife of today would be: Hope. It is there, in the deep well of hope, our souls will be able to answer as one.
    Blessings, Galen!

  2. I read Frankl's book many years ago and recently re-read it. I agree that it was one of the most hopeful books I've ever read. Thank you for this lovely and thoughtful post. It's hard to find a light in the darkness, but it's there.

  3. Deep breaths for deep diving everyone! I do find peace in the depths of my soul. But remember, we all need to eventually come up for air. All my love to you Galen!

  4. So true, Bob. And when we do, hopefully we can bring the peace with us to share with the world, rather than leaving it behind in the deep.

  5. I agree about Frankl's book, DJan. Some years back, I was privileged to hear a concentration camp survivor speak about his experience. He was such a sweet man, radiating kindness and compassion. What great examples of shining light into the darkness.

  6. I thought there was poetic thought in this one today. Yes, there is so much hatred and violence in the world today; but there is also much good and peace if one knows where to find it. For me it is to partake of the Savior's Living Waters; that is what brings peace and love to my soul. Blessings and hugs~

  7. Indeed, LeAnn. There is peace and love if we know where to find it. It begins with finding it within ourselves, in the deep of our souls. If we can't find it there, we won't find it anywhere in the world. I love your reference to living waters. That is your blog title. Lovely.

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