another page of notes from a talk by Grünewald Guild Founder Liz Caemmerer before a community labyrinth walk during the Summer 2016 Program
From a Richard Rohr Daily Meditation: Bonaventure taught that there are three pairs of eyes. The first pair of eyes sees all things as a fingerprint or footprint of God, which evokes foundational respect and teachability. The second pair of eyes are the hard work of honest self-knowledge–awareness of how you are processing your reality moment by moment. The third pair are the eyes of contemplation, which allow you to see things in their essence and in their core meaning.
The disciplines of the creative process and Christian contemplation are almost identical. ~Madeleine L’Engle
Rats! My apologies, I see that I misspelled Madeleine’s name on the journal page. I must have been distracted by the mirage of two pieces of bacon in front of me. 😉
Contemplation happens to everyone. It happens in moments when we are open, undefended, and immediately present. ~Gerald May
“To pray from the clay,” a phrase from Richard Rohr’s Immortal Diamond, seemed like a good way to describe my journaling practice, which then led to pondering what the practice is about some more.
Sit quiet for a minute each day.
Don’t let your branches move.
Conserve your energy within and without.
Concentrate all your strength on your invisible wings.
pages from my 5″ x 12″ journal