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Reimagining a Contemplative Lifestyle in March’s We Conspire Series

Creating Space for Wisdom Each Day
March 21st, 2024
Reimagining a Contemplative Lifestyle in March’s We Conspire Series

What does it mean to live a contemplative lifestyle? March’s We Conspire contributors say it has to do with balance. When we learn to weigh our everyday responsibilities with essential time of rest and stillness, we become more deeply connected to ourselves and Divine wisdom.  

From ancient prayer to groundbreaking ideas that could shape our future world, explore new ways of integrating contemplative practice into our modern lives in this month’s We Conspire series.  

How do we balance our inner practice with our everyday responsibilities? This month, we turn to wisdom from Eastern Orthodox Christianity to explore key principles of the contemplative lifestyle—specifically, Hesychasm, a contemplative prayer of stillness. Join us in discovering more about the Philokalia, a collection of ancient texts that offer guidance for living a contemplative life. 

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Image of The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen

How do we identify spiritual wisdom in a world full of information? In this moving article from The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen, we’re reminded that contemplative wisdom is not something to push for or arrive at—rather it’s a practice of openness and receptivity. Join us in reflecting on how we can better prepare to receive the gifts of contemplation. 

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What if rest was an act of resistance? Reclaim space to imagine a different kind of future in this wonderful conversation with Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry. Hosts of the podcast We Can Do Hard Things, Glennon Doyle, Amanda Doyle, and Abby Wambach join Tricia to explore how experiencing deeper rest offers us the space for insight into the systems that shape our lives and how we can imagine a world beyond them. 

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We Conspire is a series from the Center for Action and Contemplation featuring wisdom and stories from the growing Christian contemplative movement. Sign up for the monthly email series and receive a free invitation to practice each month. 

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