Tag: Mindfulness

Spiritual Direction and Meditation by Thomas Merton

Seeking a greater union with God through prayer and meditation I sought out the works of Thomas Merton.  This very tiny book, Spiritual Direction and Meditation, after much discourse and examination of the benefits of pray informed meditation, enough to provide a course of action and reassurance, takes aim at our human ego just after cresting the mid-way point of the book:  “Knowing at … Read More Spiritual Direction and Meditation by Thomas Merton

Simplicity

I had plenty of adversity today.  But that is not my focus.  Only a hundred pages into a  novel, Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War, and a cord strikes home:  “After dinner they read books, sitting on either side of the fire.  They went to bed early in the room at the back of the house.  Isabelle had painted it and sewn the … Read More Simplicity

Magnanimity, Mindfulness & God

“This virtue of the great and the small, which always makes us look at the horizon.  What does magnanimous mean?  It means having a great heart, having greatness of mind; it means having great ideals, the wish to do great things in response to what God asks of us.  (It means also)……..to do well the routine……daily actions, task, meetings with people  –doing the little … Read More Magnanimity, Mindfulness & God

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