Category Archives: Contemplative Wisdom

The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 20

Holding space for the Sacred to appear is an art which can be learned through teachers around us. Children make some of the best teachers in this art. Even infants and toddlers can be masters in awakening to the wonder … Continue reading

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The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 19

Today we begin our meditation by dropping a false reason to meditate. Then we will examine a good reason for meditating today, and close with a practice. This is not about making you a better person, so you can drop that … Continue reading

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The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 18

Resist the urge to feed on the latest news of who is hating who today. Try walking another path today. Try feeding at another table today. Try feasting… At the table of the Lord a silent meal tasted in gratitude … Continue reading

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The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 17

The Contemplative Practices Tree reminds me there are many ways I can hold space for the sacred today. Each practice helps me live near The Center. And the branches of the tree, the practices, keep me rooted in contemplative experiences like … Continue reading

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The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 16

My dreams are trying to teach me how to be a leader. I mean a contemplative leader. And my last two dreams have been speaking as clearly as they can, beings dreams and all. So here is what I think … Continue reading

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The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 15

We were breathing the same air. Another way I experienced the gate of heaven opening this week was in the discovery of our human interconnectedness through breathing the same air. As the silent retreat group came out of the days of … Continue reading

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The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 14

I was in prison today with 25 men and one woman, at Angola to be exact. All around Louisiana there are mothers crying because the sons they raised made a terrible decision in their youth and landed in Angola for … Continue reading

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