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We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer.

Entering into the Contemplative Reality

Series: 
Journey to Oneness
Week: 
6

Journey to Oneness are wisdom words from Fr. Thomas Keating spoken during the filming of his last DVD series That We May Be One in July 2016. Some are included in the series; others are from footage published here for the first time. A new word will be posed every Monday throughout the year. May they serve to inspire hope and lift your heart.

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English Transcript: 

When you do not have the contemplative dimension, when you do not have the inspiration of God within and the intimacy that that implies – an intimacy that is beyond any human intimacy that we can conceive of – that is the source of our being every moment, that is available every moment, … What else is there to do exactly, except integrate into this Ultimate Reality or Infinite Reality that is beginning to be seen now as not just supreme being, but Being beyond being? That is, unlimited “is-ness” and “isness” that has no limitation in any direction; and, in fact, there are no directions, because God is everywhere. So, whatever you do, you are not only in the presence of God, but the Spirit is suggesting within us what is—spontaneously, often—what is the proper response to the details of daily life.

Spanish Transcript: 

Entrando en la Realidad Contemplativa

Cuando no tenemos la dimensión contemplativa, cuando no tenemos la inspiración de Dios en nuestro interior y la intimidad que ella implica – una intimidad que está más allá de cualquier intimidad humana que podamos concebir – la que es la fuente de nuestro ser en cada momento, y que esta disponible en cada momento… ¿qué más hay que hacer, excepto integrarse a esta Realidad Ultima o Realidad Infinita, que ahora está empezando a concebirse no solo como ser supremo, sino como el Ser más allá del ser? Es decir, la cualidad de ser que no tiene limitación en ninguna dirección; y de hecho, no hay ninguna dirección porque Dios está en todas partes. Así que cualquier cosa que hagamos, no solo estamos en presencia de Dios, sino que el Espíritu nos esta sugiriendo en nuestro interior lo que es - a menudo espontáneamente – la respuesta adecuada para los pormenores de la vida diaria.

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Journey to Oneness