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Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation

Mysticism: Inner Experience

Sabbath Meditation

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Remember: Mysticism: Inner Experience

We must learn to think as Jesus thought. (Sunday)

A mystic is one who has moved from mere belief systems or belonging systems to actual inner experience. (Monday)

It is we alone who desecrate God’s one incarnate world by our inability to see truthfully and to show reverence. (Tuesday)

The goal of mysticism is divine union. (Wednesday)

The morality of a mystic is a response to union, not an earning of union. (Thursday)

Once you have one sincere moment of divine union, you will want to spend your time on the one thing necessary, which is to grow deeper and deeper in love every chance that you get. (Friday)

Rest: Object Meditation

Look around you and notice your surroundings at this moment. Let your eyes fall on some object—perhaps a candle, tree, rock, or creature. Simply observe the object, without judging or labeling. Give your full attention, senses, and presence to this object.

Gradually let your gaze soften and take in the more-than-matter-ness that is also here. Deepen your awareness of God’s presence within this thing and within you.

Rest in silence for several minutes (or continue with a longer time of contemplative prayer) and then turn your gaze to bless the rest of the room, landscape, and world in which you find yourself, one in Love.

Gateway to Silence:
We are one in Love.


Turning information into transformation . . .

  • A New Way of Seeing, A New Way of Being: Jesus and Paul
    (CD, MP3 download)
  • Contemplative Prayer (CD, MP3 download)
  • Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self (book)

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