Tag Archives: Rainer Maria Rilke

Unity in Differentiation

Love: Week 2 Unity in Differentiation Friday, November 9, 2018 Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, continues expanding on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s understanding of love as a creative force: We can look to our own hearts to tell us more about what Teilhard sees as the essence of the complexification/consciousness process—hence of… Continue Reading Unity in Differentiation

Unknowing: Week 2 Summary

Unknowing: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, October 7-Friday, October 12, 2018 We cannot grow in the integrative dance of action and contemplation without a strong tolerance for ambiguity, an ability to allow, forgive, and contain a certain degree of anxiety, and a willingness not to know—and not even to need to know. (Sunday) Information is not… Continue Reading Unknowing: Week 2 Summary

Beyond Comprehension

Unknowing: Week 1 Beyond Comprehension Sunday, September 30, 2018 My thoughts are not your thoughts, my ways are not your ways. . . . As high as the heavens are above the earth, so my ways are beyond your ways, and my thoughts are beyond your thoughts. —Isaiah 55:8-9 We cannot comprehend the work of… Continue Reading Beyond Comprehension

Poetry

Art: Week 2 Poetry Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Before 500 BCE, religion and poetry were largely the same thing. People did not presume to be able to define the Mystery. They looked for words that could describe the Mystery. Poetry doesn’t claim to be a perfect description as dogma foolishly does. It’s a “hint half guessed,” to use T.… Continue Reading Poetry

The Left Hand of God

Contemplation in Action: Week 1 The Left Hand of God Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Part of integrating the inner and the outer is looking at both sides of life clearly and honestly. We must be able to face the joy and wonder of life as well as its pain, injustice, and absurdity. I call the… Continue Reading The Left Hand of God

Scripture: Week 2 Summary

Scripture: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 28-Friday, March 4 The first act of divine revelation is creation itself. The Bible of nature, was written at least 13.8 billion years before the Bible of words, at the moment of the Big Bang. (Sunday) God simply wants mirroring images of God to live on this earth and… Continue Reading Scripture: Week 2 Summary

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