Contemplation – a Deeply Revolutionary Matter

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Contemplation is very far from being just one kind of thing that Christians do: it is the key to prayer, liturgy, art and ethics, the key to the essence of a renewed humanity that is capable of seeing the world…with freedom, freedom from self-oriented, acquisitive habits and the distorted understanding that comes from them. To put it boldly, contemplation is the only ultimate answer to the unreal and insane world that our financial systems and our advertising culture and our chaotic and unexamined emotions encourage us to inhabit. To learn contemplative practice is to learn what we need so as to live truthfully and honestly and lovingly.  It is a deeply revolutionary matter. (Rowan Williams)
This quote by Rowan Williams brings out a strong message that, “contemplation is the only ultimate answer to the unreal and insane world…..”  When life throws those curve balls that reminds you that you are not in control, how does contemplation help you to live life “truthfully, honestly and lovingly?”
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