Contemplation and Quiet
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There are some things that can only be known experientially. Of all the spiritual rituals and practices I know of, nothing will lead us to that place of nakedness and vulnerability more than solitude and silence, where our ego identity falls away, our explanations and inner narratives don’t mean anything, and our superiority doesn’t matter and we have to sit there in our naked “who-ness.”
When we take the time to ponder Creation and all it affords, Nature provides an experience for our relationship with the greater universe that can come alive in us. I believe that an invitation for contemplation and quiet opens the door to that bond.
(Adapted from Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation)