Considerations for a life
a lay monastic meditation
Be With God Alone.
What we know of God is revealed by
Gods creation, all of creation.
Therefore, attend to creation.
Be wholeheartedly listening.
God is nameless. Listen in silence
for the sound and presence of God.
Every voice, every sound, every face
is our contemplation & attention of God.
Be still, and pray continuously,
with each being and all creation.
Receive grace and truth with simplicity and humility. Let the
loving light & the compassionate attention of the Christ and
the Bodhisattva surround & shine through you.
Be gratefully with what is
We suffer each other, and we love each
Here is Gods home. Be what is here.
Become Gods presence.
Be Alone With God.
Solitude is how we engage What-Is-God.
When with God we are with everyone.
still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)
the Great Spirit is everywhere; he hears whatever is in our minds and
hearts, and it is not necessary to speak to Him in a loud voice.
the courage to be alone - for once try to endure your own company for
a while. Dont speak, then, not even with yourself nor with the others
with whom we dispute even when they are not there. Wait. Listen. Endure
yourself! (Karl Rahner)
is not about asking; it is about listening. It is just opening your
eyes to see what was there all along. (Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche)
is as if in creating us God asked a question, and in awakening us to
contemplation He answered the question, so that the contemplative is
at the same time, question and answer. We become contemplatives
when God discovers Himself in us. I live, now not I, but Christ lives
in me. (T.