Tag Archives: Heart

Stuck in the Body

Mind, Body, Heart Stuck in the Body  Thursday, February 20, 2020 In the West, we rely predominately on “head” knowledge, but our hearts offer us plenty of information as well through powerful experience of awe and empathy, joy and heartbreak (even if we choose to dismiss it most of the time). But it seems to me that we have lost or ignored the… Continue Reading Stuck in the Body

The Wisdom of Contemplation

Mind, Body, Heart The Wisdom of Contemplation  Wednesday, February 19, 2020 We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words. But this is only one expression. . . . Prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Through grace we open our… Continue Reading The Wisdom of Contemplation

Developing a Wise Presence

Mind, Body, Heart Developing a Wise Presence Tuesday, February 18, 2020 CAC Faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault shares how Three-Centered Awareness—heart, mind, and body—allows us to be fully present to ourselves, our lives, and God.   When a person is poised in all three centers, balanced and alertly there, a shift happens in consciousness. Rather than being trapped in our usual mind, with its… Continue Reading Developing a Wise Presence

Our Three Intelligences

Mind, Body, Heart Our Three Intelligences  Monday, February 17, 2020 After her theological training and ordination in the Episcopal tradition, my friend Cynthia Bourgeault has spent much of the last two decades teaching the Wisdom tradition in a Christian context. You are about to read something that it took me most of my life to begin to… Continue Reading Our Three Intelligences

A Way of Being

Mind, Body, Heart A Way of Being Sunday, February 16, 2020 Wisdom is not the result of mental effort. It cannot be gained through intellectual study. Even life experiences do not make us wise if we don’t process them humbly and consciously. Sadly, most of us were never taught how to do that, which is why so few older people are true elders, with any wisdom to pass on to the next generations.  … Continue Reading A Way of Being

Darkness: Weekly Summary

Darkness Summary: Sunday, December 1—Friday, December 7, 2019 People who live with faith in the midst of darkness never stop growing, are not easily defeated, are wise and compassionate, and frankly, are fun to live with. They have a quiet and confident joy. (Sunday) Experiences of darkness are good and necessary teachers. They are not… Continue Reading Darkness: Weekly Summary

Worship or Transformation

Art: Old and New Worship or Transformation Monday, November 11, 2019 Truly a sword is piercing my heart, the pain is so great. How could this be happening to my child, to my son? I remember when he was born. —Diana L. Hayes [1] Even though I was raised a “good” Catholic, I was often… Continue Reading Worship or Transformation

Prophets: Part One: Weekly Summary

Prophets: Part One Summary: Sunday, June 30—Friday, July 5, 2019 A prophet is neither a fortune teller nor a foreteller. But many Christians assumed that the “Old Testament” was somehow a prophecy of our religion and of Jesus Christ. (Sunday) True prophets are almost always concerned with social, institutional, national, or corporate evil and our… Continue Reading Prophets: Part One: Weekly Summary

The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto

Conscious Parenting The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto Friday, June 28, 2019 Does the heart have a narrow door? Will it allow in just one more of every beast and flower and bird and every song it has ever heard? Just one more child, just one more flower, one more relinquishing of power to that sane and… Continue Reading The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto

The Face of the Other

Jesus: Human and Divine The Face of the Other Thursday, January 31, 2019 St. Francis of Assisi (1181–1226) brought attention to the humanity of Jesus. Prior to St. Francis, Christian paintings largely emphasized Jesus’ divinity, as they still do in most Eastern icons. Francis is said to have created the first live nativity. Before the… Continue Reading The Face of the Other

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