Living Without Why

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures

The title of this month’s podcast is “Living Without Why”, a phrase taken from the great 14th century Dominican mystic, Meister Eckhart.

The talk examines some of the characteristics of mystical union. What does it feel like?  What does it do inside of us?  What kind of life do we live form that place?

Once we have found that intimacy, every breath we take, every act we perform, every moment of life is God.  It is the divine in us.  It is that momentary expression of the beautiful which dwells in us, which we offer over to each other.


Beverly Lanzetta, “The Longing Heart” series, lecture 7 “Living Without Why”. Series conducted at St. Benedict’s Monastery, June 2003.