The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative
Rather it is a book to sit with quietly, spending as much time as needed to absorb his words and apply them personally In short, to fully appreciate the depth of Louf's insights, one must approach his writing with the receptivity of a contemplative
The Christian contemplative
tradition offers similar wisdom for individual prayers.
Like his monastic life and work, Merton's best contemplative
writing reveals his amazing ability to draw from a variety of Christian and non-Christian sources.
What we did not do in that editorial was outline some of the spiritual, or what we will call the contemplative
, features of such a transformative teacher education agenda.
Such criticism has been directed at contemplatives
Those who aspire to be (or already are) contemplatives
in our frenzied world, will find this book to be an immensely affirming experience.
The church and the world lost one of its great contemplatives
when Brother Wayne Teasdale died in October.
Consequently, the Book presents the social gaze as a martyrdom peculiar to lay contemplatives
without any feminized anchoritic veil of privacy or intimacy, and affective visions as subjective experience which authorizes the subject as a member of a spiritual aristocracy.
And apparently it is resonating with the hearts of both old and young contemplatives
Through "centering prayer" and other approaches, contemplatives
take time to get behind the busyness, noise, wordiness, and information overload of today's world.
We do not make contemplatives
of ourselves any more than a statue carves itself out of stone.
As his journals chronicle, he found more and more fault with the purely juridical contemplatives
who lived a devout regimen in the monastery but reduced the charism to purely external observances.
As one of the questions to the group put it, "What is the call of our time and how must we, as contemplatives
And he believes that contemplatives
have a responsibility to go into the world to make it a better place.