Archive for the ‘Humility’ Category

Calm Down! It’s Worth the Effort.

How often do you say to yourself, “Calm down?” How often does someone else suggest kindly, lovingly that you calm down? The current State of Life may give us cause operate at turbo speed. We ramp up our energies, fuel-inject our emotions, and ignite our intensity. Sometimes one’s personal odometer gets close to–or crosses over–the […]

Posted on July 3, 2017 at 5:05 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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My Go at Centering Prayer: Not Yet Successful

Maybe my years of mindful meditation have made my recent stab at centering prayer more than tricky. Fr. Thomas Keating says the reason for centering prayer is “to contribute to bringing the knowledge and experience of God’s love into the general consciousness of the human family.” It is a discipline meant to get us past […]

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Spiritual Authenticity: The Power of Letting Go

This morning I was thrilled to read: Spiritual authenticity is always in some way or on some level about letting go. That appeared in Richard Rohr‘s Center for Action and Contemplation meditation. I enjoyed feeling clarity thanks to the explicitness of his statement. Just let go. I understood the words and I felt I had […]

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 12:13 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Good Fruit. Unexpected Blessings.

Sunlight’s strewed across the maple syrup brown concrete floor. My barefoot takes cool from the floor. Across the lobby’s expanse, day’s end sun carves shadows four, five times taller than the metal door frames. One door clatters open, startles me. Older woman, maybe, almost elfin and with two cloth satchels that pull her arms down […]

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 11:49 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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