Be still and know that i am god.
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St. Joseph of Cupertino was gifted with an erratic mysticism. Prone to ecstatic visions since youth, he is often most remembered for his supposed ability to levitate.
Recently I went and spent a weekend on personal retreat at the Franciscan Centre in Dorset, England – Hilfield Friary. My purpose for going was to take a couple of days out of my work schedule as a writer, speaker and retreat leader to just go and ‘be’ in the Divine presence in a space created for stillness. I was, for all intents and purposes, practicing what I preach.
It is impossible to go into detail of all of the benefits that type of freedom brings in a short article, but I can list some of the main points.
Mystic writer David Cole reviews a new movie about the Zen master.
One of the illustrations I use at the start of these days is that of the air and our breathing. The Meditation teacher’s basic 101 teaching – concentrating on the breath.
The German mystic Meister Eckhart had some great words to say about the virtue of detachment.
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Discussion between Marc and Clint about The Christian Mystics. Marc discusses the different Christian mystics historically and in the context of the larger tradition. There are three main groupings. Marc also mentions some of his surprises in studying the mystics. Also mentioned: What is the benefit of studying the Christian mystics?
A client shares her experience with Clint Sabom's Contemplative Coaching. The discussion centers on process, mysticism, and contemplative spirituality.
A simple introduction to the ancient (and modern) practice of The Jesus Prayer. This is a contemplative and mystical practice that can transform your inner life in a unique way. Here, the host provides a basic understanding of this simple yet profound practice.