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    • Since 1973, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation has fostered contemplative living and leadership by caring for the spiritual heart in prayer and by offering ways of opening into the life of the Spirit through our programs and other resources. We welcome individuals wherever they are on the path of spiritual discovery.
      Shalem is grounded in Christian contemplative spirituality yet draws on the wisdom of many religious traditions. We provide opportunity for spiritual exploration individually and within a community of seekers.

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

~Napoleon Hill

Categories: Contemplation in Action. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom.

~Aristotle

 

Categories: Contemplation in Action and Contemplative Living. Tags: wisdom. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

I have decided to stick to love… hate is too great a burden to bear.

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Categories: Contemplative Living and Love. Tags: MLK, MLK Day, and MLK Jr. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

So, I close my eyes to old ends and open my heart to new beginnings.

~Nick Frederickson

Categories: Contemplative Living and Contemplative Spirituality. Tags: beginnings and New Years. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

~Martin Luther King Jr.

Categories: Contemplative Leadership and Contemplative Living. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

~Albert Einstein

Categories: Self Compassion. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

The quieter you become,
the more you can hear.

~Ram Dass

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.

~Lao Tzu

I am not what has happened to me.
I am what I choose to become.

~Carl Jung

Categories: Loss, Love, and spiritual growth. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Contemplation happens to everyone. It happens in moments when we are open, undefended, and immediately present.

~Gerald May

Categories: Contemplative Living. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.