Contemplation as Art

Contemplation as Art

Are you aware of what causes rampant consumerism and materialism in our cultures? Do you know that your finite personality, your ego consciousness is primarily concerned with externals, appearances, subjects and objects outside your self. The psyche, soul that’s...
The Art of Patiencing…

The Art of Patiencing…

Before any orchestra starts playing, the conductor raises her baton and creates an anacrusis, a silent upbeat to mark the brief pause between what was, is and will be. This pause is an ongoing feature in the Art of Patiencing. I’m using patience not as the noun it is,...
Lovingness, Beauty, and Continuance

Lovingness, Beauty, and Continuance

It’s wonderfully appropriate and seemingly paradoxical for Valentine’s Day and Lent to converge on the same date as they do from time to time. One seems to point to love, beauty and continuance while the other seems to point to penitence, fasting and self denial. From...
Welcome…

Welcome…

Years ago on retreat with Contemplative Outreach, a new prayer form was introduced which was simple, insightful and effective when practiced. It was noted that most of our reactions and responses to people, places, situations and things are habitual and conditioned...