Voices of the Community

Voices of the Community

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Mary Mrozowski died on October 18, 1993. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Mary‚Äôs death and her contribution to the contemplative dimension of life, we offer these free recordings of her teachings, [...]

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Yet Still
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And what do I know through all of this? Is God truly to be trusted? When you find you can be happy, although your heart is broken and still bear [...]

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You are rearranging the furniture in my soul. Of course, I gave you the key to let Yourself in whenever You wanted, but I can’t get over coming home and [...]

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“Morning after morning the Lord opens my ear that I may hear.” – Isaiah 50:4 Resting in the silence of meditative prayer is the royal road to hearing what can’t be [...]

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Are we not like the leaves?While living, the leaf is part of the tree Becoming thereBeing created, then growingBecoming stronger, greener Then having lived, gives up its life with the [...]

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sometimes silence creates loud noises in the heart, and sounds off in thebrain with chaotic patterns making us our own worst enemy the quiet itself is peaceful enoughbut the disturbances; [...]

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My husband and I retired at the same time about six years ago and we came to Bend, Oregon “to live happily ever after.” Our children and grandchildren live nearby [...]

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Coming from the perspective of someone who has survived cancer certainly puts you in a place to understand, at least partially, what our hospice residents are going through.   One thing [...]

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“Commit your life to the Lord,Trust in Him and He will act,So that your justice breaks forth like the lightYour cause like the noon day sun”РPsalm 37 1-4 Open [...]

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What an enormous and lifetime gift of grace is given through each and all of you at Contemplative Outreach as we all continue on the Way through your guidance, resources, [...]

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“Dress like you’re going to a funeral,” my friend George advised. The long list of rules for visitors to San Quentin California State Prison includes no blue or orange clothes, [...]

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Reaching out,there is no edge.I can see forever,with eyes of light,in a stillness,breathing in and out,enfoldment,like a kiss from mybeloved Divine. Open your heart,my sweet one,receive your radiant gifts,eaching in,o [...]

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This is dedicated to a very holy ( though she was unaware) seamstress, Ginny, who was one of the most unconditional lovers I know as mom, friend, wife and grandmother. [...]

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While seeking to clear my seeing,so I could really know love,be love, walk in the world in service to love,I forgot my activities, my routine, my habits,my drama, my occupation, [...]

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‚ÄúBe still and know that I am God‚Äù (Psalms 46:10).  It was a verse I had long been familiar with, but what in the world did it mean?  I had [...]

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Eventide
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As I sit on my sofafacing southI hear the crickets,little pinpricks of soundin the night.I open wideto the stars and beyond,to that which we call God. I open to the [...]

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O Lighthouse on hill of tears and mist    a clearing to the path that leads to the    inner cloister of Love in which I hope to abide              life surrendered as                  [...]

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God is always speaking, but few times have I documented what He has showed me or told me. This was one of the times… I asked Him:  Where is the most [...]

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My name is Michael Erwin. I have been doing Centering Prayer on a daily basis for several years during my incarceration at San Quentin State Prison. I have found that [...]

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For a few months I have been sitting with this wonderful quotation from Basil Pennington‚Äôs book on Centering Prayer. “By grace we are Christ. Our relationship with God is that [...]

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This place living in nothing is like my end,my death,and yet I truly feel it is more like the agony of my personality being a nothingness.It is a place I [...]

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Breath for the spirit,Meditation for the mind,Yoga for the body,Prayer for the heart,Contemplation for the soul.Everyday. Barbara SullivanThe Colony, TX [...]

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Some years ago a dear friend gave me a lovely chiming meditation timer encased in a wooden pyramid. You set the timer for the length of time you want to [...]

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You gave me unique awarenessat a very young ageBefore I could walkI knew I was different.        ~Your Light upon my head I did not stay on the [...]

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This May 2012, a spiritual friend and I made a pilgrimage to Ireland.  In our rented mini Nissan we drove from ancient site to ancient site, walking and praying in [...]

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