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I was asked recently about references in the writing of Thomas Merton to the topic of “discernment.”
Thomas Merton is the writer who first drew me into silence and in many ways rescued my spiritual life.
In repsonse to the recent “Questioning My Lack of Faith” series of posts, I was asked “How do I get there from here?”
I recently received a thoughtful and challenging email about prayer.
I preached last Sunday on Revelation 7:9-17.
I am at a three day meditation/teaching retreat/workshop with Cynthia Bourgeault being held on Pender Island at Poet’s Cove. I will post my notes from Cynthia’s teaching while I am here. (Warning: I will edit these notes a little, but basically post them as I type them. They will be unusually long for posts on this site. Also these are my notes, I apologize for any misrepresentation of Cynthia’s words.)
There are so many ways to be unhappy. I have seen most of them.
In many places the Bible encourages the practice of silence and stillness as paths to opening to an awareness of God and as the natural response to that awareness.