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The Universal Mystery

The Universal Mystery

Now I know That merely our human existence Evidences the meaning Of history Of the whole universal mystery Of life Of everything And of God. Inspired by Thomas Merton: our “very humanity” tells us that “life has a meaning … Our life provokes us with the evidence that it must have meaning” (from No Man … Continue reading The Universal Mystery

A Pilgrimage in Time and Space – An Inner Journey

A Pilgrimage in Time and Space – An Inner Journey

The Flowering of Being Human

Carmelite spirituality is described like this in my book of the month:

“Pilgrimage … travelling in time and space … a journey of inner discovery”

‘At the Fountain of Elijah’ (Book of the Month, May 2021)

St. Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite nun, knew all about this “inner discovery”. She wrote:

“I began to think of the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond … There were  many rooms … at its centre … is the most important mansion. That is where the most secret things pass between God and the soul“

‘The Interior Castle’

For her, the soul is something wonderful, spiritual, infinite:

And she says that:

“the gate into this castle is prayer and meditation”

‘The Interior Castle’

So prayer and meditation help us to flower on our pilgrimage, our journey of inner discovery, our journey to God.

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