Monthly Archives: December 2014

An Ignatian Daily Prayer Practice

The Examen  

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Did God just get born again, or is God dead?

“Friedrich Nietzsche’s most well-known quote is “God is dead.” Although Nietzsche died in 1900, the originator of nihilistic philosophy and the existentialist point of view still makes headlines, usually around Christmas or Easter. In 1966 an infamous Time magazine cover … Continue reading

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The Four Steps to Wisdom, Anthony de Mello

From the DeMello Center for Spirituality The first thing you need to do is get in touch with negative feelings that you’re not even aware of. Lots of people have negative feelings they’re not aware of. Lots of people … Continue reading

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The Visitor

An egret stood poised on my front lawn silent, watching. I turned and it was gone, the air unchanged and still. What did it see in my garden, in me? Was I welcoming, was I accepting? But then, who was … Continue reading

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Being Still – Learning’s from a tree

Originally posted on Just A Crazy Dreamer:
Human mind works in a funny way, its basic nature is that of rebellion and the more you try to tame it, the more it gets out of control. Try keeping it fixed…

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Unconditional Meaningfulness

Viktor Frankl wrote, “What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms” (Man’s Search for Meaning, 118). Frankl developed a therapeutic … Continue reading

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What meaning can I find in tragedy?

Tragedy, grief, loss, what meaning can I find in this? Where is God in all this? Have I lost God along with my son? How can I make sense of things going forward? How can I find a new way … Continue reading

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