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Practicing the Spiritual Life – Christine Valters Paintner

March 9, 2020

Christine must have been reading my diary today… thank you, Christine ❤️☘️

“What does it mean to practice the spiritual life? When we embody practices, we live into them and they shape our habits of being. We have to practice being present to the moment, because our tendency – and the world around us conspires in this – is to be distracted. The monk practices contemplation so that in her whole life she can become conscious of the sacred presence beating through the heart of the world.”

 Christine Valters Paintner, PhD,The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom

What is a distraction or obstacle that keeps you from living a more contemplative life as a monk in the world?

  1. “Use your smile to change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.” Awesome Post.

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