Some of My Favorite Quotes about Contemplative Prayer, Meditation, Mindfulness
The World Will Be Saved By Beauty
- This was one of Dorothy Day’s favorite lines, which is adapted from Fyodor Dostoyevski’s The Idiot.
- St. Gregory the Great (6th century), Morals on the Book of Job, Preface.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn, “Mindfulness-based interventions in context: Past, present, and future,” Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(2), 144–156, at 145.
- Inward Bound Mindfulness Education – https://ibme.info/
Contemplation is “a third way of knowing that complements both the rational and the sensory…designed to quiet and shift the habitual chatter of the mind to cultivate a capacity for deepened awareness, concentration, and insight.”
- Tobin Hart, “Opening the Contemplative Mind in the Classroom,” Journal of Transformative Education 2, no. 1 (2004).
- Thich Naht Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness (Boston: Beacon Press, 1987), 11.
- Daniel J. Siegel, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2016), 225.
- Hari M. Sharma and Christopher Clark. Ayurvedic Healing : Contemporary Maharishi Ayurveda Medicine And Science, 2nd Ed. (London: Singing Dragon, 2012)
- John of the Cross (16th century), The Dark Night of the Soul, I. 10. 6.
- Mark O’Keefe, Love Awakened by Love: The Liberating Ascent of St. John of the Cross (Washington, D.C.: ICS Publications, 2014), 78-79.
- Thomas Merton, The Inner Experience: Notes on Contemplation (San Francisco: Harper, 2003), 34.
- Bernard McGinn, Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism (New York: Modern Library Classics, 2006), xiv.
- St. Teresa of Avila (16th century), The Way of Perfection, 28.4.
- Evelyn Underhill, Practical Mysticism, 3.
(in ancient Rome) a religious official who observed natural signs, especially the behavior of birds, interpreting these as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of a proposed action
- Walter Holden Capps & Wendy M. Wright, Editors, Silent Fire: An Invitation to Western Mysticism (San Francisco: Harper, 1978), 1.
To Be Continued, as I Discover More Wisdom to Share…
deepened awareness, concentration, and insight.”
- Tobin Hart, “Opening the Contemplative Mind in the Classroom,” Journal of Transformative Education 2.1 (2004). http://journals.sagep