This weekend, an International Symposium on Contemplation is being held in Denver, Co. My friend and colleague, Dr. Jennifer Norden is attending and shared the following link with me. http://contemplativeresearch.org/ Through this link, you can participate in the workshops and presentations through webstreaming. If you are interested in learning more about what science has come to understand as the benefits to contemplation and meditation, check it out!
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My Approach to Scripture
You will notice that scripture plays a predominant role in my writing and in most of my local and online courses. Please note that my approach to scripture is unlike any you have likely experienced before! I do not approach scripture from a dogmatic or doctrinal perspective. Neither do I use it as a way to instill fear or manipulate specific actions or behaviors. Instead, I approach scripture as the ancients did – as a collection of stories which have the opportunity to reflect back to us aspects of ourselves. In this way, scripture becomes a vehicle through which our highest self can speak to us – providing guidance, support, inspiration, nourishment and even healing. When we pierce through the veil of other people’s interpretations and allow the Divine to speak to us personally and directly through these ancient texts, we discover the transformational power of The Word as it was originally intended – as a tool to guide and sustain us on the path of love.