One of the biggest challenges people have in maintaining an ongoing practice (besides setting aside the time) is a surprising one. It’s not what to do. It’s not how to do it. It’s not even feeling like they’re doing it wrong.
When we’re stuck in our thoughts and to-do lists, it can be hard to downshift into the contemplative space.
This is a sticking point for a surprising amount of people.
Our friends Marc and Clint from Contemplative Light have responded to that need with a book of simple meditations to help with that transition.
Their new book “150 Meditations From The World’s Mystics” is a collection of wisdom from those who have walked this path, who have opened themselves to the divine silence.
Here’s just a quick sample:
“To the right seeing eye, creation is afire with God.”
“For all that has been, thanks.
To all that shall be, yes.”
Take a look here.
Also by Contemplative Light:
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The Divine Transformation: Essentials of Christian Mysticism – Welcome to a comprehensive introductory through intermediate level course on both practice and perspectives of these timeless teachings from the Christian Mystical and Contemplative traditions! Whether you are a long-time practitioner looking to solidify your understanding and framework for practice or a beginner interested in immersing yourself in this teaching, this course can serve as a rich resource.
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