“God is closer to us than we are to ourselves. It is for that reason that we reach out beyond the material, beyond the present. We are trying to find the point of our existence, the explanation of life. And that, of course, is contemplation.”
[Joan Chittister, The Monastic Way]
In her book Seven Whispers, Christina Baldwin tells us, “In a world of speed and distraction, pace of guidance invites us to combine the practices of measured movement and listening.”
For what is a blessing if not to pause and enlighten?