Explore a modern take on the lives of Christian mystics with James Finley in the podcast Turning to the Mystics. From Teresa of Avila to John of the Cross, listeners unpack wisdom through sacred reading and guided meditations that can open a gateway to hope, healing and oneness.
James Finley opens everyday living to contemplative practice. To embrace the contemplative heart is to realize that whatever life we live, the riches of contemplation are within reach.
My father was a violent alcoholic. Through my mother, a devout Catholic, I kept myself tethered to the presence of God. Sometimes, when having to endure the worst, yet finding God in the darkest place, you are liberated from the tyranny of shame over your heart. Where anguish and ecstasy intersect, it becomes incandescent—it becomes oneness.