In Your Midst

Hildegard of Bingen

Passages for Meditation

I, God, am in your midst.

Whoever knows me can never fall,
Not in the heights,
Not in the depths,
Nor in the breadths,
For I am love,

Which the vast expanses of evil
Can never still.

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was a Benedictine abbess and mystic of medieval Germany. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.