Tuesday 18 December 2012

Self-Knowledge, Depth, and Healing Abilities

     “Thomas Merton warns us that ‘he who attempts to act and do things for others or for the world without deepening his own self-understanding, freedom, integrity and capacity to love, will not have anything to give to others. He will communicate to them nothing but the contagion of his own obsessions, his aggressiveness, his ego-centered ambitions, his delusions about ends and means, his doctrinaire prejudices and ideas.’ And for Merton, the Cistercian monk, deepening one’s own self-understanding requires a disciplined practice of meditation or contemplative prayer, made possible only by regular doses of holy quiet.”

       Simmons P. "Learning to fall. The blessings of an imperfect life." Bantam Books, NY, 2000.

Shaman Traveler to Other Worlds for Blessings by Norval Morisseau

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