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Tag Archives: openness

A Noble Task

To live a life of an elder involves ripening into clear-eyed acceptance of the way things actually exist. Continue Reading A Noble Task

Pruning Open the True Self

God yearns for us to live wholeheartedly as the beautiful, beloved individuals we are created to be. Continue Reading Pruning Open the True Self

An Intimate Sharing

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

A Part of Nature

In the contemplation of the earth, I know that I am surrounded by the love of God. Continue Reading A Part of Nature

Our Sacred Hearts

The heart of Christianity is the Heart of Jesus, a passionate devotedness to the well-being of humanity. Continue Reading Our Sacred Hearts

Compassion: Weekly Summary

Compassion Saturday, October 2, 2021 Week Thirty-Nine Summary and Practice Sunday, September 26—Friday, October 1, 2021 Sunday Much of the early work of contemplation is discovering a way to observe ourselves from a compassionate and nonjudgmental distance until we can eventually live more and more of our lives from this calm inner awareness and acceptance.… Continue Reading Compassion: Weekly Summary

An Accumulation of Losses

Everybody Grieves An Accumulation of Losses Thursday, August 5, 2021 Psychotherapist and author Francis Weller has studied grief for decades and has developed many rituals and methods to help individuals and communities heal from their losses. Here he explores how we often attempt to keep grief separate from our lives, and how welcoming our grief… Continue Reading An Accumulation of Losses

Present, Open, Awake

Doorways to Christian Contemplation Present, Open, Awake Monday, July 12, 2021 My friend and CAC teacher James Finley is a true contemplative! I watch the crowds—from conferences to Living School students—settle in his presence almost immediately. He is so centered in himself and in God that he is at peace and “transmits” the message with… Continue Reading Present, Open, Awake

Accepting Evolution as Our Story

An Evolving Faith Accepting Evolution as Our Story Friday, June 4, 2021 There are few writers that I find more hopeful or exciting about the process of evolution than Franciscan Ilia Delio. She examines evolution through the lens of science, theology, technology, and personal development and reminds us that while evolving can be painful, God… Continue Reading Accepting Evolution as Our Story

Love Is the Movement; Doubt Is the Method

Unknowing Love Is the Movement; Doubt Is the Method Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Candlemas Day [1] Today Brian McLaren shares brilliantly how doubt has often been a tool of love, drawing him ever closer to the heart of God. Applying his four-fold spiritual growth process of Simplicity, Complexity, Perplexity, and Harmony to himself, Brian writes:… Continue Reading Love Is the Movement; Doubt Is the Method

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