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Tag Archives: Contemplation

The Narrow Gate of Contemplation

Contemplation is a wordless resting in the presence of God beyond all thoughts and images. Continue Reading The Narrow Gate of Contemplation

The God Beyond What We Know

There is an arrogance that comes from knowing and thinking that we normally have the right answer. Continue Reading The God Beyond What We Know

Silence

Contemplation is nothing other than a secret, peaceful, loving inflow of God. Continue Reading Silence

The Spiral of Violence: Weekly Summary

The root of violence is the illusion of separation—from God, from Being itself, from being one with everyone and everything. Continue Reading The Spiral of Violence: Weekly Summary

“It Can’t Be Carried Alone”

How can we not feel shock or rage at what is happening to the people of Ukraine? Continue Reading “It Can’t Be Carried Alone”

Paul: The Misunderstood Mystic: Weekly Summary

Paul creates the mystical foundations for Christianity. Continue Reading Paul: The Misunderstood Mystic: Weekly Summary

An Intimate Sharing

Prayer is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends. Continue Reading An Intimate Sharing

Prayer of Mutual Presence

Authentic prayer is opening to God’s gracious presence with all that we are. Continue Reading Prayer of Mutual Presence

Images of God: Weekly Summary

Images of God Saturday, December 4, 2021 Week Forty-Eight Summary and Practice Sunday, November 28—Friday, December 3, 2021 Sunday There is an absolute connection between how we see God and how we see ourselves and the universe. —Richard Rohr Monday Our DNA is divine, and the divine indwelling is never earned by any behavior or… Continue Reading Images of God: Weekly Summary

Inner Authority

Carl Jung Inner Authority Sunday, November 21, 2021 Father Richard often credits the Swiss psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) as one of his primary teachers, who greatly influenced his understanding of the human psyche, religion, and theology. I first read Jung’s work in college, and again and again he would offer concepts that I knew… Continue Reading Inner Authority

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