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From 1-7 April 2019 Cynthia Bourgeault gave a Wisdom School called “Luminous Wisdom” at the Cowichan Lake Education Centre on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Her teaching on this occasion was based around eight points that she sees as the “defining characteristics” of the branch of Wisdom in which she situates herself and which inform the teaching and practice of the Contemplative Society.

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Irritation with what is plagues my life.

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Love does not project.

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Acts of mercy, kindness and compassion are an integral part of a mature spiritual life.

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Many years ago, under the influence of a cherished English Prof, I read Carl Jung’s Memories Dreams Reflections. Most of it went over my head at the time. I certainly was not at a place in my life where I could have begun to assimilate the wisdom of this great teacher.

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…and, while we’re at it, let’s ditch Fathers’ Day as well.

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The witness of many people who have survived unimaginable suffering suggests that light does eventually dawn even within the darkness of the most paralyzing pain.

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Tributes have been flooding the internet in thanksgiving for the life, ministry and witness of Jean Vanier who died on Tuesday 7 May.

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The English word “soft” does not appear often in the Bible.

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Soft is hard to do because it is deeply counter-intuitive. It runs contrary to almost all the rules of the game I have learned.

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