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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.

Spiritual discernment grows out of ongoing inner preparation.

~Margaret Benefiel

There is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.

~Thomas Merton

Imperfection is not our personal problem. It is a natural part of existing.

~Tara Brach

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

All the buried seeds crack open in the dark the instant they surrender to a process they can’t see.

~Mark Nepo

Categories: Loss, Nature and spirituality, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

When we recognize that we can no longer rely on our own resources, we open a space for God to work.

~Desmond Tutu

Categories: Prayer. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Each time a door closes, the rest of the world opens up.

~Parker Palmer

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

Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back.

~John O’Donohue

Just where you are
—that’s the place to start.

~Pema Chödrön

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

We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Breathe and let be.

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

Categories: Contemplative Living, Continuous Prayer, and Self Compassion. Tags: breath and breathe. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.