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20 Nov Posted by in Via Negativa | Comments

how the light gets in

“Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.” Paul McCartney Meditation: “Meditation is like picking your way across a peat bog from one tuft of silence to another.” Via Negativa When the comfort of our familiar world becomes threatened by changing local or world events a common response is to look backwards to the ‘good old days’. Nostalgia […]

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06 Nov Posted by in Via Transformativa | Comments

how do you like your consciousness?

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.” Albert Einstein Meditation: “Meditation is like being suspended by threads from a billion suns to the […]

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30 Oct Posted by in Via Integrativa | Comments

out of time

“Remain true to yourself, but move ever upward toward greater consciousness and greater love. At the summit you will find yourselves united with all those who, from every direction, have made the same ascent. For everything that rises must converge.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Meditation: “Saying the mantra is like greeting a line of silent monks on […]

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23 Oct Posted by in Via Negativa | Comments

cogito ergo cogito sum

“But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2.16 Meditation: “Meditation is like sinking up to your neck in quicksand with only a fistful of thought balloons to keep your ego afloat.” Via Negativa There are few philosophical sayings that pass into everyday language. You might come up with ‘know thyself’ or in an exam if pushed ‘the […]

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31 Aug Posted by in Via Positiva | Comments

the Promised Land

“Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have already given to you, as I promised to Moses..” Joshua ch1 v 3 Meditation: “Saying the mantra is like playing verbal hopscotch from now to now.” Via Positiva One of the things our parents teach us if we are well socialised is to […]

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12 May Posted by in Via Negativa | Comments

an idea to live and die for

“The thing is to find a truth which is a truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.” Kierkegaard Meditation: “Saying the mantra is like entering the void – each syllable a hachure stroke towards perfect darkness.” Via Negativa In the credits at the end of the […]

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the best day of your life

“Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.” Epictetus Meditation: “Saying the mantra is like watching the bag dancing in the wind in American Beauty.” Via Transformativa How will you know when it’s the best day of your life? […]

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26 Oct Posted by in Via Integrativa | Comments

what time is now?

“All time is contained in the present Now-moment.” Meister Eckhart Meditation: “Saying the mantra is like dismantling a wall that separates your true Self from union with God … each syllable a brick … each word a course.” Via Integrativa Today the clocks go back – so don’t forget to correct yours. The clock on my […]

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29 Sep Posted by in Via Negativa | Comments

presence and absence

“In the silent darkness we are given new eyes. In the heart of the divine we can see more clearly who we are.” Macrina Wiederkehr Meditation: “Saying the mantra is like dismantling a wall that separates your true Self from union with God … each syllable a brick … each word a course.” Via Negativa In […]

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29 Dec Posted by in Via Positiva | Comments

consciousness

“The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.” Meister Eckhart Meditation: “Saying the mantra is like dismantling a wall that separates your true Self from union with God … each syllable a brick … each word a course.” Via Positiva Einstein was a realist. As he said, “I like […]

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