Contemplation, Contemplative Practices

Cultivating Wonder

Wonder is on my Christmas list this year. Why wonder? Faith starts with wonder according to Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. In God in Search of Man, he writes: "The sense for the 'miracles which are daily with us,' the sense for the 'continual marvels,' is the source of prayer." In contrast, "The surest way to… Continue reading Cultivating Wonder

Contemplation, Contemplative Practices, Peace, Prayer, Silence

Relearning Prayer: praying for others

I'm not the best at prayer. These days I rarely use complete sentences when I pray.  Prayer comes out in a word or a phrase.  In a stirring from my heart.  I'm learning that prayer can be so much more than articulate sentences strung together to adore or make requests known to God.  My favorite… Continue reading Relearning Prayer: praying for others