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Tag Archives: paradox

Order, Disorder, Reorder

Rebuilding on a Contemplative Foundation Order, Disorder, Reorder Friday, July 14, 2017 First the fall, and then the recovery from the fall, and both are the mercy of God. —Julian of Norwich [1] Whenever we’re led out of normalcy into sacred, open space, it’s going to feel like suffering, because it is letting go of what… Continue Reading Order, Disorder, Reorder

Paul as Nondual Teacher

The Apostle Paul Paul as Nondual Teacher Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Meeting the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus changed everything for Paul. He experienced the great paradox that the crucified Jesus was in fact alive! And he, a “sinner,” was in fact chosen and beloved. This pushed Paul from the usual either/or, dualistic… Continue Reading Paul as Nondual Teacher

The Three Boxes

Everything Belongs: Week 2 The Three Boxes Tuesday, December 6, 2016 First the fall, and then the recovery from the fall, and both are the mercy of God. —Julian of Norwich [1] Whenever we’re led out of normalcy into sacred, open space, it’s going to feel like suffering, because it is letting go of what we’re… Continue Reading The Three Boxes

Enoughness and Contentment

Simplicity Enoughness and Contentment Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) We live in a society that places great importance upon external signs of success. We have to assure ourselves and others that we are valuable and important—because we inherently doubt that we are! Thus we are often preoccupied with “one-upping” others.… Continue Reading Enoughness and Contentment

Second Naiveté

Simplicity Second Naiveté Sunday, October 2, 2016 My life journey began as a very conservative pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic, pious and law-abiding, living in quiet Kansas, buffered and bounded by my parents’ stable marriage and many lovely liturgical traditions that sanctified my time and space. I was a very happy child and young man, and… Continue Reading Second Naiveté

Overcoming Contradictions

Paradox Overcoming Contradictions Sunday, August 21, 2016 The binary, dualistic mind cannot deal with contradictions, paradox, or mystery, all of which are at the heart of religion. Sadly, a large percentage of religious people become and remain quite rigid thinkers because their religion taught them that to be faithful, obedient, and stalwart in the ways… Continue Reading Overcoming Contradictions

Two Halves of Life: Week 1 Summary

Two Halves of Life: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, June 12-Friday, June 18, 2016 It is when we begin to pay attention, and to seek integrity precisely in the task within the task, that we begin to move from the first to the second half of our own lives. (Sunday) The only thing strong enough to… Continue Reading Two Halves of Life: Week 1 Summary

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