Category Archives: Discipline

An Invitation to Silence and Solitude

Throughout Christendom, the practice of silence and solitude has been one of the core disciplines of spiritual formation. The contemporary contemplative movement seeks to recover these disciplines within the busyness of our 21st century western world. This quiet day is … Continue reading

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Log lesson

Earlier this week I went off to the forest for a walk. I was so impressed with the stillness and beauty of the surroundings I decided to spend 20 mins in centering  prayer. As I went inwards, sitting on a … Continue reading

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Welcome!

This is my first post for over a year now! Apologies for the quietness – some of the reasons will become plain in due course, as I start writing afresh. To those who may have come here as a result … Continue reading

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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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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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