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Meditators' Blog 11/6/2013

 by Anne McDonnel
‘To see a world in a grain of sand. And heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand. And eternity in an hour.’ From Augaries of Innocence, William Blake.

I have just returned from a week in the Isles of Scilly. This is a special place for Mark and I as we have returned to it repeatedly over the years finding it’s natural beauty a constant source of inspiration.

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Meditators' Blog 15/5/2013

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First, hear 

by Bogdan Bialek*
Faith is the strength that enables meditation
, Laurence Freeman OSB, Light Within

Meditation opens up our hearts for something bigger than ourselves. It allows us to stop clinging obsessively to ourselves, concentrating on what we lack and what we need, and on our problems.

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Meditators' Blog 4/5/2013

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 by Anne McDonnel* (Written on 12/04/2013)

“It is often hard to accept life as it is....the illness in your body,
the confusion in your mind the events you feel most threatened
by all ask for gentleness of heart, kindness and compassion.”  (
Christina Feldman)

 

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Meditators' Blog 9/9/2012

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GROUP MEDITATORS DISCUSS THE SUBJECT OF “LETTING GO” by Paul Harris

Meditators in a group setting often discuss what the term “letting go” means in the practice of meditation. In a recent discussion someone mentioned that firstly “we must let go of words, thoughts and images”.

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Meditators' Blog 1/7/2012

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Meditation and Motherhood by Elizabeth Cardone

Meditation and motherhood are both great gifts. They also share some similarities. Meditation and motherhood are both “other-centered.” In meditation, we take the attention off of ourselves and our thoughts, and make ourselves open to God and others. In motherhood, it is essential to put the needs of our children before our own.

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Meditators' Blog 11/6/2012

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THE FUTURE OF THE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP by Paul Harris

Recently I have been re-reading a book by Robert Wuthnow entitled “Sharing the Journey,” (Macmillan Inc) ; it’s an outstanding 460 page study of the world wide growth of the small group support movement, showing how groups are dramatically changing our relationship to our community, and to the sacred.

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Meditators' Blog 18/4/2012

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OLD IDEAS by Leonard Cohen - by Jim Green

Leonard Cohen is fast becoming the unofficial patron saint of our meditation community. The credentials are impeccable: a Jewish, sometime Zen Buddhist monk with a strange and intimate take on the Saviour – remember this from 1967?

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Meditators' Blog 8/4/2012

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The Transformation of Suffering by Christopher Mendonca

It would seem that suffering is part of the natural order of the universe. At all levels in nature we see the struggle for survival, growth and decay, the emergence of new life and a return to the earth of what is biodegradable. Lacking the machinations of a mind, the order of creation just below humans does not cry out in anguish at its loss and destruction.

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Meditators' Blog 21/3/2011

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Temptation: Transcending our weaknesses by Christopher Mendonca

The experience of Matthew (a first person account)

The colour of money can be very alluring
especially if one is a tax collector.
I found it hard not to manipulate my accounts

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Meditators' Blog 27/2/2012

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I am the way the Truth and the life by Stefan Reynolds

Dear Christian Meditation Community,

I would be very interested to find out what Fr. Laurence says about Jesus' statement " I am the way the Truth and the life".  For me it has meant firstly that Jesus' example ie living in the light of God is the way.  It has also meant that he is the way for this age.... Buddha and Krishna were for other ages and other cultures.

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