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Parenting and Pondering

“…Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”

(Luke 2:19)

I have always been somewhat contemplative.  As a kid, I spent lots of time in the woods, occasionally shooting squirrels, but mostly thinking.   1,056 more words

Prayer

Monday with Merton

“To be at enmity with life is to have nothing to live for. To live forever without life is everlasting death: but it is a living and wakeful death without the consolation of forgetfulness.

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Thomas Merton

Not quick to condemn

Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and sensuality and selfishness that have killed his faith.

Thomas Merton.
Seeds of Contemplation

Atheism

29th day of Lent. Monica, Shining Like the Sun.

“I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo, and, of course, ‘that woman.’ I was seen by many but actually known by few. And I get it: it was easy to forget that that woman was dimensional, had a soul, and was once unbroken.”

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Lent

One Vocation

This is what I aspire to, the one vocation that all human beings, (and probably dogs too), are called to: Let Love Rule. And the only way I know to even half-way live this vocation is to spend time in God’s presence as often as possible. 540 more words

Monks In The World

MATTHEW FOX, THOMAS MERTON, DR SUZUKI, MEISTER ECKHART, NONDUALISM & THE MYSTICAL TRADITION

1 Matthew Fox in an interview says;
“One of my main works or accomplishments was recovering the mystical tradition of Christianity. 393 more words

Spiritual Development

Save Me From Myself

“So I am nine years old.

“The chief thing that has struck me today is that I still have my fingers too much in the running of my own life. 285 more words

Perseverence