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Path of Spirit

August 2006

Aug 31, 2006

The Wisdom of the Seasons
Harmonization in Christ
Saying For Today: "God is perfection of harmonization of opposites, a Harmony fine poetry and exquisite music mirror to us."

Aug 30, 2006

Keeping Free the Spirit
Choosing Virtues, Not Vices
Saying For Today: "We are meant ... for freedom, not captivity to instinctual drives gone awry. Every vice has its own inherent slavery; every virtue has its own inherent freedom."

Aug 29, 2006

Accepting Your Life
Subtle Forms of Greed
Saying For Today: "I reflect that my calling as a man, a Christian, and a contemplative is to own the life given me, to accept it as my life, never looking in greed for another life, another place, another anything. "

Aug 28, 2006

The Guardian of Thoughts
Saying For Today: "Sobriety speaks of mindfulness, a sharp and refined awareness, open to God-in-each-situation."

Aug 27, 2006

The Flame
Dance of Life
Saying For Today: "All we have is this fluid and moving moment and the Sacred in it. That is enough."

Aug 25, 2006

Contemplation and Eternal Life
Saying For Today: "Eternal Life is God. God does not just give this life, God is Life: God is the Perfection of Action, Motion."

Aug 24, 2006

Absence of Self, Not Absence of Sound
Prayer Empty of Self
Saying For Today: "The sound that passes through is seen to be an expression of the Light enlightening every creature. "

Aug 23, 2006

Graciousness and Evil
Waking Up to Reality
Saying For Today: "Having a spirituality that praises the beauties of nature while ignoring the violence in nature, is not a whole spirituality. "

Aug 22, 2006

Eating Flesh, Drinking Blood
Becoming Eucharist
Saying For Today: "Being one with Jesus Christ, I am the Eucharist."

Aug 21, 2006

Contemplation and Duties
Making Duties Beautiful and Lifegiving
Saying For Today: "This is one sign of maturing in the contemplative life--one senses herself losing personal preference for ways to experience God. "

Aug 20, 2006

Blessed Are Those Who Don't Understand
Intellect and Reason in Faith
Saying For Today: "Indeed, the domain of Pure Faith is so beautiful that the territory of reason is seen as like a shadow casts by the Great Sun pouring Light into the limited confines of logic. "

Aug 19, 2006

Beyond the Finger
On Heaven, And Now
Saying For Today: "The images of heaven point to; to literalize the images is to magnify the finger and miss the Mystery. "

Aug 18, 2006

Beyond the Ink
Revelation to the Heart
Saying For Today: "Callousness of heart is transformed into softness, receptivity, submission to the living Word. With time, we find revelation growing out of union with God. "

Aug 17, 2006

Center Everywhere, Circumference Nowhere
Essentiality of Mysticism for the Church
Saying For Today: "Infinity is the sole and sufficient justification for mysticism. And, sadly, most of the church has little, if any, awareness of the vital role of mysticism in everyday life and faith. "

Aug 16, 2006

Desert and Contemplation: Beyond the Possessables
Saying For Today: "God waits at the point we are ready to be emptied of even our spiritual aspirations and good works, beyond the possessables."

Aug 15, 2006

Trusting Eggs to Hatch
Mysterious Operations of Universal Spirit
Saying For Today: "The contemplative way is a life of trusting and affirming the subtle synchronicities always working in the contexts in which we offer our spiritual gifts and, even more, our very selves."

Aug 14, 2006

Discernment and Feelings
What Is Underneath Emotion
Saying For Today: "We begin to discern more wisely, from a Truth underneath emotion. "

Aug 13, 2006

Gentleness and Relationships
Relating With, Not Against
Saying For Today: "I am called to practice more fully faith that God is working in the life of others within the capability of each person to allow that to happen. My only calling is to offer to be a means of giving and receiving Grace."

Aug 12, 2006

Always Discovering God Anew
Knowing andNot Knowing God
Saying For Today: "In knowing God, we do not know God; in not knowing God, we know God. "

Aug 11, 2006

Traveling Lightly
Simplicity as Spiritual Practice
Saying For Today: "Simplicity is not so much how much of material goods one has; rather, simplicity is principally about our relationship with material goods."

Aug 10, 2006

The Meeting of Intentions
Saying For Today: "Healthy spirituality proceeds from an assumption that God longs to give. Godís nature is Giving. "

Aug 9, 2006

A Soaring Beyond
A Faith Few Know or Wish to Know
Saying For Today: "With vitality and trust in God, one soars to Spirit inspirited; without Spirit inspiriting, one will need to withdraw and cease pretending. "

Aug 8, 2006

Enjoying the World
Holy Worldliness
Saying For Today: "Intimations of God are everywhere for eyes that can see. "

Aug 7, 2006

Sailing on Fresh Water
Affirming the Presence
Saying For Today: "Affirm living in the Presence, a Presence equally present everywhere and equally present to you, always. "

Aug 6, 2006

Beyond All Curtains
Contemplation Taking Away
Saying For Today: "Without losing everything, how can I learn to be, not be someone or something, but to die to both so that I might live with Jesus and now in Life Eternal? "

Aug 5, 2006

The Single Eye
Living Beyond Respectability
Saying For Today: "Being a fine people and fine person can be a subtle avoidance and evasion of the Spirit. Being just fine people is deadening our churches to all sensitivity to the subtle movements of the Holy Spirit. "

Aug 4, 2006

Sense of Transcendence
Seeing as God Sees
Saying For Today: "The aim of true Christianity is to stimulate the sense of transcendence, so that we can love God for the sake of loving God and in God love all creatures. "

Aug 3, 2006

Becoming Revelation
Self-Communication and Christlikeness
Saying For Today: "I am self-communicating being, entering the self-divulgence of the immanent Word."

Aug 2, 2006

An Uncommon Freedom
Saying For Today: "In giving grace you will notice others begin to return it. Grace is contagious."

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