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Wonder

Dying Before You Die Wonder Friday, April 5, 2019 Death—whether one of many deaths to the false self or our final physical dying—is simply returning to our spacious Ground of Being, to our foundation in Love. Life doesn’t truly end; it simply changes form and continues evolving into ever new shapes and beauty. In addition… Continue Reading Wonder

Christ in Paul’s Eyes: Weekly Summary

Christ in Paul’s Eyes Summary: Sunday, February 24-Friday, March 1, 2019 The entire biblical revelation is gradually developing a very different consciousness, a recreated self, and eventually a full “identity transplant” or identity realization, as we see in both Jesus and Paul. As Paul writes, “I live no longer, not I, but Christ lives in… Continue Reading Christ in Paul’s Eyes: Weekly Summary

Mystical Hope

Joy and Hope Mystical Hope Friday, November 30, 2018 Cynthia Bourgeault, one of our core faculty members at the Center for Action and Contemplation, writes about the unshakable depths of hope: Must we be whiplashed incessantly between joy and sorrow, expectation and disappointment? Is it not possible to live from a place of greater equilibrium,… Continue Reading Mystical Hope

Suffering: Week 2 Summary

Suffering: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, October 21-Friday, October 26, 2018 The genius of Jesus’ ministry is that he reveals that God uses tragedy, suffering, pain, betrayal, and death itself (all of which are normally inevitable), not to punish us but, in fact, to bring us to God and to our True Self, which are frequently… Continue Reading Suffering: Week 2 Summary

Traumatization of Spirituality

Suffering: Week 2 Traumatization of Spirituality Tuesday, October 23, 2018 James Finley, one of my fellow faculty members at the Center for Action and Contemplation, is a clinical psychologist. He speaks expertly—from a professional, personal, and mystical perspective—on suffering and healing. Here Jim explains how Spanish mystic John of the Cross (1542–1591) allowed trauma to… Continue Reading Traumatization of Spirituality

Mindfulness

Taoism and Buddhism Mindfulness Friday, August 24, 2018 Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.  —Thich Nhat Hanh [1] Thich Nhat Hanh, the beloved Buddhist monk, explores the meaning of the… Continue Reading Mindfulness

Trusting Our Bodies

Human Bodies: Week 1 Trusting Our Bodies Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Capable Flesh The tender flesh itself           will be found one day —quite surprisingly—           to be capable of receiving, and yes, full           capable of embracing the searing energies of God.… Continue Reading Trusting Our Bodies

Who Will Preserve the Essentials?

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Who Will Preserve the Essentials? Friday, February 9, 2018 Jesus says that the people who live these happinesses, these Beatitudes, will be “the salt of the earth” (see Matthew 5:13). For ancient people, salt was an important preservative, seasoning, and symbol of healing. What does Jesus mean by such… Continue Reading Who Will Preserve the Essentials?

The Dark Night of the Soul

Hope in the Darkness The Dark Night of the Soul Thursday, September 7, 2017 I came out of the seminary in 1970 thinking that my job was to have an answer for every question. What I’ve learned is that not-knowing and often not even needing to know is—surprise of surprises—a deeper way of knowing and… Continue Reading The Dark Night of the Soul

Entering the Dark Wood

Hope in the Darkness Entering the Dark Wood Monday, September 4, 2017 The mystics of all the great religions, along with classic literature like Homer’s Odyssey, intuited that life was a journey involving completion of a first half and transition to a second half, sometimes called “a further journey.” Yet most of us were given the… Continue Reading Entering the Dark Wood

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