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Crossing Unmarked Snow

Christmas and new year are very sociable times for most of us. We meet up with family and friends with plenty of opportunity for conversation – and, I suggest, a chance to be mindful of the exchange of so many … Continue reading

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More now

Finding ‘now’ is where we find God. That is were he meets us and the place were we can experience his grace. Jesus taught this early on in his work on earth. He says in Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT): “That is … Continue reading

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The Importance of NOW

Most of us have been taught that the mind is supreme; that my identity, my ‘I am-ness’, my very sense of existence, is caught up with that fact that I can think (remember ‘Je pense donc je suis’? Written by … Continue reading

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Come Alive

I would like to develop my thoughts about coming into full conscious living. In the opening of his book Awareness (1990), Anthony de Mello says, “Spirituality means waking up. Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re … Continue reading

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A discipline

I have refined my contemplative prayer discipline over a number of years, and continue to do so. Like physical exercise, it’s good to have some variation but there is always a common goal. My simple goal is to come to … Continue reading

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From unconsciousness to…full conscious living (part 3)

Many have discovered and recognise the Truth that is Jesus. I believe he is our knight, to continue the analogy of Sleeping Beauty! He offers us his kiss which awakens us and brings us into full conscious living by the … Continue reading

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From unconsciousness to…(part 2)

In my last post I focused on the micro – the individual. But how does this unconscious thinking work on a macro-scale? In the West, in recent times (I’m talking the last 300 years), humans have developed a whole way … Continue reading

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Living Reservoirs

A week and a half ago I was standing looking over Venford Reservoir on Dartmoor. As I surveyed the beautiful scene I was reminded of a comment made by Jean-Baptiste Chautard (a Cistercian abbot who died around 1935) in Soul … Continue reading

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My beginnings (part 1)

It feels like I was born with a heart after God (I wonder who was praying for me). I thank my parents for my introduction to the Christian faith at a very young age, and by the time I was … Continue reading

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