Monday Spiritual Ruminations: Feeling the feeling….

“Stay with that feeling”, my spiritual Director advises me. “Can you do that?” “Yes.” I can do that.  I am able, sometimes barely, to stay with the dark, dragging down of my spirit. Today, I am exhausted spiritually. I am tempted to cover up the exhaustion with mind numbing television shows or endless hours of […]

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Monday Spiritual Ruminations: the Guide

Last Monday I tossed about some thoughts and reflections of my experience with a spiritual director/guide/companion. A bit more on this topic today: I live in a world that values independence, individuality and the self. These are not bad values when they are kept in balance with a communal ethos. Thus, as John Donne once penned: “No man is […]

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