Tag Archives: contemplative living

Thomas Merton’s Birthday

To honor and celebrate the wisdom of Thomas Merton – the Huffington Post has put together some of his more famous quotes along with a video of his teachings. “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness … Continue reading

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What Are We Waiting For?

Waiting by Tim Muldoon Advent is the season when we remind ourselves of what we are waiting for, keeping at bay the voices which tell us that our waiting is fruitless. In one of the texts from the Office of … Continue reading

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First Week of Advent

I would like to share with you a reflection by Sister Jeanne Cmolik, CSJ. December 1-7, 2013 By Sister Jeanne Cmolik, CSJ Cleveland, OH Scriptures: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122:1-9; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44 “In days to come, the mountain of … Continue reading

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Christian and Buddhist Chanting

Beautiful beyond words. Enjoy,

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Temple of Silence

“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.” ― Rumi We all weave in and out of our days  – take a few minutes to relax, sit in silence and just observe the beauty in … Continue reading

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Make Some Desert

A beautiful reminder to stop, be silent and to worship.   “If you cannot go into the desert, you must nonetheless ‘make some desert’ in your life, every now and then leaving men and looking for solitude to restore, in … Continue reading

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I Do Not See the Road Ahead of Me

Thomas Merton’s Most Famous Prayer This week I leave you with Thomas Merton’s prayer that fits into our lives at anytime and in any place. Peace, My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see … Continue reading

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Walking Meditation

http://www.meditationoasis.com Have you ever tried Walking Meditation? Here’s an article that highlights 3 ways to practice walking meditation. Do you find walking meditation more difficult than sitting silently?  For me, I find both just as beneficial.  Walking while meditating often … Continue reading

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From War to Peace

Contemplative Life Bookstore started carrying jewelry that turns weapons that were meant to destroy us, into art meant to restore us.  From War to Peace, took the most violent weapons ever created into celebrations of peace.  Copper cabling buried underground … Continue reading

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“My Eye and God’s Eye is One Eye”

The 13th Christian mystic Meister Eckhart states, ”The eye with which I see God is the same with which God sees me. My eye and God’s eye is one eye, and one sight, and one knowledge, and one love.” As I … Continue reading

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