169 – Friendship – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Yesterday, October 15, was the Feast Day of St Teresa of Avila, and I felt the need to make some note of that this week.  While there are many things worth saying about Teresa, I want to share one brief, simple quote from … Continue reading

115 – Silence – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few weeks ago the mailings that come from Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation were concerned with silence.  One of the mailings contained the following – “The simplest spiritual discipline is some degree of solitude and silence. But … Continue reading

88 – Solitude, Silence and Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

One day I am going to make a survey of what writers claim is the “most important” spiritual practice.  That’s not for today but I suspect I would find prayer, silence and solitude as high on most lists. You might … Continue reading

28 – Solitude – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Robert Mulholland calls silence the first “inner dynamic of our disciplines” and he calls solitude the second. “We tend to think of solitude as simply being alone…. however, solitude is, in the silence of release, beginning to face the deep … Continue reading

10 – Solitude – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“The creation of an open, empty space in our lives by purposefully abstaining from interaction with other human beings, so that, freed from competing loyalties, we can be found by God.” “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves … Continue reading