Relationships

Spirituality is not other-worldly;
it is found in our relationships,
work, attitudes, illnesses and dreams.
Simply put, spirituality is rooted in
ordinary emotional, physical and mental life.
The difficulty lies in achieving
the concentrated attention needed
to observe what is going on,
moment by moment,
in ourselves and around us,
to uncover that spiritual dimension.

Spiritual growth hinges on our ability to see
the divine woven into mundane human reality…
a feat which will take a lifetime.

God humbly came to the earth He created.

To effectively listen to God –
or even to another human being –
one needs to be silent and attentive.

If we are truly listening to God or another,
truly paying attention,
there will be no hint of self-reflective consciousness –
there will only be silent receptivity.
To listen is to be silent.

The primary focus of prayer
is to lead the mind to stillness.

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2 Responses to “Relationships”


  1. 1 Joan Krebs December 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Yes to everything – and more. The relationships described call for being present in the moment – again a lifetime pilgrimage. The final sentence called out to me insofar as I see the primary focus of prayer to involve the heart and mind both. The mind is led to stillness, awareness, becoming awake, presence. Simultaneously the heart is led to active relating: reaching out; acknowledgement of reality, beauty, unity; worship etc. Thank you for calling this out…..


  1. 1 Relationships | sojourner4jesus Trackback on January 6, 2015 at 11:51 am

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