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The Father spoke one Word, which was his Son,
and this Word he speaks always in eternal silence,
and in silence must it be heard
by the soul.
John of the
“The Sayings of Light and Love”
Think how many times we’ve made mistakes – misjudging people,
situations, ourselves. With the ego all of this arises, but when the ego
subsides and eventually just disappears like a puff of smoke, then all
of this false reality, construction of the false self disappears
along with the ego. It’s this which is the real meaning of renunciation.
This is what we renounce. You don’t renounce the good things in life.
What we actually renounce are the false things. But we cannot know the
good things if we are attached to the false things. So we have to
renounce the false things, and the whole ego game that keeps them going,
in order to discover what is the true value, what is my true self, who I
really am. And, in that, we see the world as it really is.
"In growing up we had no experience of the divine presence
within, which is the true security, the deepest affirmation of
our basic goodness, and the true freedom. Since we did not
even know that God was actually present within us, we had to
look elsewhere for the security, affirmation and freedom that
only the divine presence can provide. The spiritual journey is
a training in consent to God’s presence and to all reality.
… This gradual training in consent is the school of divine
love in which God invites us to accept the divine plan to
share the divine life with us in a way that transcends all
that the human imagination can foresee."
Invitation from God
“Where does Centering Prayer come from?
Its source is the Trinity dwelling within us.
It is rooted in God's life within us."
(Editor’s Note: In his last weeks and days, this prayer was
read to Fr. Thomas at his request).
PRAYER OF ABANDONMENT
By Charles de Foucauld
I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures –
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.
(From CO e-News
Bulletin, February 2019)
At Fr. Thomas' request, we
are going back to the basics and posting here "Model of the Human
Condition," the first of six hour-long talks that are Part 2 of the
series "The Spiritual Journey with Fr. Thomas Keating" This
is the the second half of the first talk
Centering Prayer as Prayer, Method, and Process
March 11 - April 18
A live online retreat
If you are new to Centering
Prayer or wishing to renew your practice, Lent is a good time to deepen
your relationship with God through this live online retreat. We will
focus on teaching and practicing the method of Centering Prayer and
review its place in the Christian tradition, its conceptual background,
psychological process, and share insights into establishing Centering
Prayer as a way of life.
Read more >
The Grace of Lent,
Foundations for Contemplative Living:
This self-guided online
retreat, originally created for Lent in 2014, aims to create a Lenten
atmosphere of silence, stillness, and a quiet inner joy of alert
receptivity. You are encouraged to partake of the particular beauty of
the season viewing Lent itself as an artful preparation to a slow and
sustained intentional journey where the heart is awakened into a new
life in and through divine love.
Read More >
Journey to the Center
From the stark beginning of
Ash Wednesday to the joyous climax of Easter Sunday, these
meditations will feed your faith, renew your hope, and bless
abundantly your journey of love.
Read More >
The Paschal Mystery, A Journey into
Redemption and Grace:
This is a 109 page booklet
based completely on the teachings and writings of Fr. Thomas Keating on
the topic, it is intended to serve as a daily companion to move ever
deeper in trust and intimacy with the living God in the midst of trials,
purification, various forms of suffering or simply within the norms of
everyday life. This 40-day mini-retreat is a journey from the limiting
small self to the fullness of the human being who we were created to be.
Scripture passages are complemented by beautiful images, Fr. Keating's
writings and a mini-practice on which to focus for the day.
Read More >