From my journals, Sunday, May 20, 2007 Note: I'm staying at the St. Macarius Monastery in the Eastern Libyan Desert of Egypt.  The site of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world.   This is also an excerpt of my little ebook, Returning to the Center (a free download here).

Father Zeno and I spoke for quite a while tonight. I asked him about the path to wisdom.

"Remember that you are nothing," he said. "And remember that you are everything---bought as precious by Christ. And if you're everything, so are others; you are to love them, embrace them. You will find yourself in them, and you will find them in you. Love is the path to wisdom. When you are nothing, you have nothing and need nothing and you are free to live in love."