Contemplation, Contemplative Practices, Creativity, Paying Attention, Prayer, spiritual direction

“I’m Painting! I’m Painting!” and Learning to Pray through Play

“Man only plays when he is in the fullest sense of the word a human being, and he is only fully a human being when he plays.” ~ Friedrich Schiller Do you ever have "I'm sailing!" moments? You know, like from the movie What About Bob? when Bill Murray is tied to the sail boat… Continue reading “I’m Painting! I’m Painting!” and Learning to Pray through Play

Contemplation, Contemplative Practices, Paying Attention, spiritual direction, Words

How to Clear Space

"In the spiritual life, the word 'discipline' means 'the effort to create some space in which God can act.' Discipline means to prevent everything in your life from being filled up."  --Henri Nouwen "So what is your dream job?" Before my inner-censor kicked in, I blurted out: "I would like to work at a monastery for half the… Continue reading How to Clear Space