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Thomas Merton is one of my mentors in living a contemplative life. So, I thought I’d begin with his thoughts as a springboard for coming up with contemplative questions for this unique moment in history, when we are quarantined in our homes (if we’re lucky enough to...
In Part 1, we talked about opening to awe and wonder, especially through nature. This leads the way to humility and reverence, pre-requisites for meditation. In this post, I’ll share more of Zajonc’s advice on being open and cultivating wakefulness from the second...
I’ve never been able to sustain a sitting meditation practice, for whatever reason. But this year I’ve committed to doing so by starting out small - minimum ten minutes per day. My goal is not to banish all thoughts but to simply observe how my mind works, to observe...
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