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About soulcare4u

I am the author of Monks in the World: Seeking God in a Frantic World, published by Wipf & Stock and available through Amazon.com; and of a blog on Wordpress.com, "A Contemplative Path." I serve as the founding spiritual director of The School for Contemplative Living (www.thescl.net), adjunct faculty of Loyola University, and as a pastoral counselor and spiritual director in private practice.

She Rides Horses…

as her newest form of meditation. She told me the story just last week. She was realizing that nothing gives her more of a sense of mindful awareness and oneness than being on the back of her favorite horse and running free. … Continue reading

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We fell into stillness…

as Lara Naughton led us through self-compassion meditations last Saturday at our cypress swamp property I refer to as Ecoutez! (meaning Listen! in French). Lara drew us into silence for guided meditations, then had us write our responses to a series of questions … Continue reading

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I love teaching meditation…

because of the joy I find in gathering friends and strangers to experience oneness with God, ourselves, each other, and all created things. That sense of interconnectedness, of being part of the whole, as direct experience and not just not theory, … Continue reading

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Slowly surrendering to heartbreak

Our beautiful Buddhist friend and teacher, Marilyn, developed a cancer, which quickly spread after surgery, and took her life way too soon. And I hate that! And I do not want to accept it. Can’t she come lead us in … Continue reading

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Presence

Seven of us were blessed to visit with Father Ephrem Arcement after the mass at St. Joseph Abbey near Covington, Louisiana, yesterday. He has been a friend of our School for Contemplative Living for years and has presented from books … Continue reading

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Your New Consciousness

The early morning clouds spread a dull gray hue across the scene outside our picture windows. There was a chill in the air as I completed outdoor chores. I felt that old nagging boredom, and wondered what I should do … Continue reading

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Your new life on the horizon

Physicists tell us the divine is at work right now. The Creator is birthing new stars and galaxies somewhere out there. But look into the heart of God and you will know Creator wants to birth Herself or Himself somewhere … Continue reading

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