Tag Archives: prayer and meditation

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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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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The End of Suffering

Once in awhile you run across a video that just plants your mind and thoughts right where they need to be.  I found this amazing video called The End of Suffering that Thich Nhat Hanh narrates – watch, listen and … Continue reading

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Contemplative Prayer – A Way of Being

People have often asked what is contemplative prayer and where do I start? Carole A. Crumley is the senior program director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and she has written an article for the Huffington Post that explains … Continue reading

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Spiritual Ecology

This week in the Contemplative Life Weekly Newsletter, we are showcasing Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. Vaughan-Lee is a contemplative, wise soul, a Sufi teacher who has lectured extensively throughout the United States, … Continue reading

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Oh How I Love Silence!

Okay, the past two weeks were anything but silent. Every year or so my family makes it a point to get together either at someone’s home or a completely new destination.  Last summer it was Yosemite and this summer it … Continue reading

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