150 MEDITATIONS FROM THE WORLD’S MYSTICS

 
May the words in these pages burn within you until truth alone remains.
— from the Introduction by Marc Thomas Shaw
 

YOU’RE INVITED TO SIT WITH THE MYSTICS…

Those of us on the path of inner awakening the world over find inspiration in the writings from the mystical and contemplative traditions, those whom Evelyn Underhill called "humanity's finest flower."

This short collection brings together timeless wisdom and insight from awakened spiritual teachers like Meister Eckhart, Dionysius The Areopagite, Teresa of Avila, and Eastern teachers like Lao Tzu, Ramana Maharshi, and Nisargadatta Maharaj to help illuminate the inner journey toward wholeness, awareness, and divine love. 

Timeless wisdom from the Perennial Tradition

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"See the world as yourself. 
Have faith in the way things are. 
Love the world as yourself; 
Then you can care for all things." 
~Lao Tsu 

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"To grasp God in all things.
This is the sign of your new birth."
~Meister Eckhart 

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"No more words. 
In the name of this place 
we drink in with our breathing, 
stay quiet like a flower.
So the nightbirds will start singing. 
~Jelaluddin Rumi

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING

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This book is a wonderful treasure of wisdom sayings for a lifetime. The best way for me to use this book will be to read one saying before my time in the silence of Centering Prayer. It is here that I can let it go to the Great Creator of silence. I will keep coming back to this book over and over again.
Rich Lewis, founder of Silence Teaches

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I loved the way this book gives us inspiration from all traditions. A great way to find peace through our commonalities. Very useful for a meditation device!
Chris Luard, Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor

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Decades ago, I discovered the desert fathers while on a college wilderness retreat. But I was never able to find enough time and space to incorporate their teachings into my regular busy life. Contemplative Light has distilled the greatest teachings and insights of these fathers and other mystics into palatable portions. This book is great facilitator for gaining mindfulness in the midst of a busy working or family life. It is also a great resource for me as a college professor. I like to open classes with a moment of mindfulness and silence after offering a short reading a quote such as this.
Cynthia Toms Smedley, PhD, professor of Kinesiology & Global Studies