Tag Archives: A Testament of Devotion

On Knowing and Not Knowing

Almost Everything is the title of Anne Lamott’s upcoming book. I think the title is short for “Almost everything I know for sure.” Our School for Contemplative Living will bring her to New Orleans to speak from the book on … Continue reading

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Where Wisdom Dwells: And It’s Not In the Runaway Mind Train

Contemplatives like me have a profound need for beginning the day in the inner sanctuary, and yet my compulsions send me in a million directions each morning. The mind fills with potential activities from the moment I awaken. It tells … Continue reading

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Deepening the reservoir of inner stillness

No one believes they are answering a call to live a frantic, over-stimulated, always-on-the-run-and-never-can-slow-down kind of life. No one believes they are being led to stay shallow, out of touch with the deep resources of their inner being. No one … Continue reading

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7 gates of heaven in 1 morning

Seven of us gathered for a guided meditation while studying Monks in the World. We were using a visual practice as an entry into the inner sanctuary from page 180 of the book. I invited the group to close their … Continue reading

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