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Perceiving Reality

Contemplation: Week 2 Perceiving Reality Tuesday, December 18, 2018 All forms of contemplation share the same goal: to help us see through the deceptions of self and world in order to get in touch with what Howard Thurman called “the sound of the genuine” within us and around us. Contemplation does not need to be… Continue Reading Perceiving Reality

Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

Contemplation: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, December 9-Friday, December 14, 2018 Contemplation is an exercise in openness, in keeping all three spaces open: heart, mind, and body. (Sunday) Contemplation is the highest expression of [human] intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. —Thomas Merton… Continue Reading Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

Centering Prayer

Contemplation: Week 1 Centering Prayer Wednesday, December 12, 2018 My good friend Thomas Keating (1923–2018), who recently passed away, dedicated the last several decades of his life to inter-spiritual dialogue and to teaching Centering Prayer, which he developed with William Meninger and Basil Pennington. Keating explained this contemplative practice in this way: Centering Prayer is… Continue Reading Centering Prayer

Growing in Love’s Likeness: Weekly Summary

Growing in Love’s Likeness Summary: Sunday, March 25-Friday, March 30, 2018 The Creator gives us our core identity as sons and daughters of God, “from the beginning” (Ephesians 1:4-5), and throughout our lives we co-create our unique likeness as we grow and mature. (Sunday) I call the classic pattern of spiritual transformation “order-disorder-reorder.” Paul calls… Continue Reading Growing in Love’s Likeness: Weekly Summary

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