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Contemplation

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“Contemplation is an exercise in keeping your heart and mind spaces open long enough for the mind to see other hidden material.”

~ Richard Rohr, The Naked Now

Painting by Alexei Butirskiy

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Becoming Whole

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“Like scientists who spend their lives looking through the lens of a high-powered microscope and see only tiny segments but make all sorts of pronouncements about the whole, we think we are seeing accurately. But we are not.”

~ Gerald Jampolsky, Teaching Only Love

Painting by George Handrahan

Our Ideas

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“Our ideas are like the stones on a path we travel. There is not a single thought that does not take us somewhere. That is why we must not leave our minds in a state of fear if we wish to walk toward inner health and peace.”

~ Gerald Jampolsky, Teach Only Love

Painting by Toshi Yoshida (1941)

The Great Revelation

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“And so the true nature of the struggle of the dark night begins to appear. The great revelation is that, if our struggle is authentic, we find we are not alone.”

~ James Finley, Merton’s Palace of Nowhere

Painting by Louis Tribsees Douzette (1869)