Thin Places

This quote from Jeni Stepanek's book Messenger (the book is about her son Mattie) resonated with me. I've heard it said that Ireland is a "thin place" (I think I can credit John O'Donohue for that), and I've always thought that my family's farm is another.

"A preacher once described thin space to me as that place where your spirit and God are in closest contact. Generally, we're all aware we have a spirit, an essence, that's deep inside us. At your thin space, the veil separating your essence from your being becomes transparent enough that the spirit becomes undeniable. Instead of being a silent voice, your spirit more or less shows itself to you; you know it intimately rather than simply being aware of it." -Jeni Stepanek