Please Come Back

by Rose Mary Dougherty A wooden heart hangs on my office door; one side says, “Welcome,” the other, “Please come back.” Sometimes I forget to turn the sign and to leave the door open after my appointment has gone. Other times I choose to close the door and leave the sign turned, because I’m not […]

Advent Listening

Today’s blog is by Mary van Balen I am poring through Scripture readings and books while preparing for an Advent retreat, revisiting favorite writings and discovering new ones. As readers do, I filter the words through my current state of mind, faith, and being. A passage that held deep meaning five years ago provides little […]

To Have Eyes to See as the Saints See!

An Evening in Assisi In the spring of 2016, I spent ten days in Assisi and its surrounding region on a Shalem pilgrimage to visit the sacred sites of the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare. I went without knowing much about either saint or Assisi, but trusting that whatever the trip offered would […]

Listening from the Spiritual Heart

Today’s blog is by Keith Kristich “An atmosphere of intentional prayer precedes and follows group sessions, permeating the time together, as all seek an attitude of trustful openness, ready to share what is given as the fruit of prayer and reflection, and ready to hear what arises in the silence and words of direction time.” […]

A Space for Silence & Prayer

Article by Judy Walsh-Mellett – September 2019 eNews As a child walking in the woods, I was not compelled to ponderous thinking or righting the world’s wrongs. I simply walked and paused breathless if a deer or a rabbit passed by. Or gazed in awe if I chanced to see a Lady Slipper’s rare glory, […]

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

~Thomas Merton

Stop talking, stop thinking, and there is nothing you will not understand.

~Seng-Ts’an

Categories: Nature and spirituality and Non-duality. Tags: silence. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote.

Nothing in all creation is so like God
as stillness.

~Meister Eckhart

You need a spiritual pilgrimage.
Begin by closing your mouth.

~sayings of the Desert Fathers

 

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The seeker’s silence
is the loudest form of prayer.

~Swami Vivekananda

 

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Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Tags: prayer and silence. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote.