Category Archives: Silence

STILLNESS

In this writer’s experience, most – nearly all – discussions of prayer include the necessity of silence – quietness – stillness – to know and recognize God’s presence. It is not a stillness that shuts off the mind from thought, … Continue reading

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BEGINNING

The New Year is a time for reflection, as thankfulness for the past and opportunities to come. This blog deals heavily with the inner life, the reality of God’s everlasting Presence. But what does this mean in the day-to-day world? … Continue reading

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LISTENING

The highest soaring of the intellect is that deliberate abandonment of itself to the illumination of God. It is in higher exercise when it becomes the instrument of the Divine Wisdom than when, by its own unaided strivings, it wrestles … Continue reading

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BREATHING of the SOUL

Faith finds its appropriate and natural expression in prayer, which, in the system of cure adopted and practised by Christ, and by his primitive followers, occupies a prominent place, and demands consideration. … In the prayer of faith and love … Continue reading

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HOLY of HOLIES

Religion is too rich and complex to be reduced to any one act or attitude or aspect of life. …But there is one act of life which does bring us in a special and peculiar way into the holy of … Continue reading

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CENTER, REALITY, LIFE

…religion springs from within. The inner apprehension is the reality; the forms of service and thought in which the experience is expressed are the evidences that the reality has indeed been found. There is an inmost centre where dwells this … Continue reading

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SELF

In that painful moment when the finite self discovers its own nothingness it again turns by contrast to the larger Self … (I can) perceive my all-knowing Self as a living intuition in those happy moments when I am lifted … Continue reading

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THE WAY

It cannot be otherwise than well that we find the Kingdom while here; that we realise the reign of the Spirit, which is the reign of God in the mind and heart and life. It serves us here; and it … Continue reading

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REST – Part 2

I wonder if you have ever noticed that no biblical poet or prophet sets the thought of God’s greatness over against the thought of man’s littleness in order to make man feel insignificant and of no consequence. On the contrary, … Continue reading

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HEALING LIGHT

God’s light shines both within us and without us, and by learning to receive Him within we begin to perceive Him without. This being so, let us gladly seek Him without as well as within. As we fill our beings … Continue reading

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