Category Archives: Contemplative Wisdom

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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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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A boy and his Creator

This painting captures the stance of the contemplative, and it is my stance. We watch and listen for the Presence. We stare straight into Reality. We welcome the whole, unfolding adventure, though we never know what is coming. We feel … Continue reading

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I’m watching Adele at the 2017 Grammys

I’m watching Adele at the 2017 Grammys, and she is starting a heartfelt musical tribute to George Michael, the singer who died last year. The arrangement starts with only a piano note and she can’t find the key. She keeps trying … Continue reading

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