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Who Was Meister Eckhart?

Who Was Meister Eckhart?

Meister Eckhart (1260-1328) is one of history’s great mystics. His religious writings were so eloquent that they helped evolve the German language. He was a Catholic monk and scholar who often presented his faith and spiritual understandings in sermons of stunning clarity, though the Catholic Church apparently feared Eckhart’s brilliance and was on the verge of bringing him before a kind of inquisition when he died. Excerpt from his writings: Having lunch in field one day, I troubled an ant with a question, I asked of him humbly,“have you ever been to Paris?”And he replied, “no, but I wouldn’t mind going.” And then he asked me if I had ever been to a famous ant city. And I regretted that I hadn’t , and was quick to add, “I wouldn’t mind, too!

Visit some place new today even if its just in your mind….

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Perhaps life is perfectly designed to be a mystery?

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Whole Self

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You Are A Modern-Day Mystic

You Are A Modern-Day Mystic

How can words convey the depth and sweetness of unconditional love, the soul’s joy in coming home to God, the stunning revelation that despite all your errors, you are forgiven? How to describe the realization that your every thought and deed is known, and the bliss of being shown that your soul is pure, not…

What Does Your Mirror Reflect?

What Does Your Mirror Reflect?

I have been doing christening ceremonies for the past twenty-three years, and each time I invite everyone from the immediate “village,” who are there to support the child to come into a circle. I always ask, “What do you wish and pray for with this child?” The answers come quickly: to live his dreams, to…

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