October 19, 2014
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Contemplation and silence nip the ego and its negatives in the bud by teaching you how to watch and guard your very thoughts and feelings—but from a place of love and not judgment.
Contemplation is the inner discipline of constantly observing my own patterns—what I pay attention to and what I don’t pay attention to—in order to get my own ego out of the way.
We need some contemplative practice that touches our unconscious conditioning, where all our wounds lie, where all our defense mechanisms are operative secretly.
Those who fall into the safety net of divine silence find that it is not at all a fall into individualism, but just the opposite. True prayer or contemplation is a leap into commonality and community and connection.
- Richard Rohr