By Martin Laird
In this spouse quantity to his bestselling Into the Silent Land, Laird specializes in a top quality usually neglected by means of books on Christian meditation: an enormous and flowing spaciousness that embraces either silence and sound, and transcends all subject/object dualisms. Drawing at the knowledge of significant contemplatives from St. Augustine and St. Teresa of Avila to St. Hesychios, Simone Weil, etc, Laird indicates how we will discover the deeper degrees of information that relaxation inside of us like buried treasure ready to be came across. the foremost perception of the e-book is that as our perform matures, so will our adventure of life's ordeals, sorrows, and joys extend into beneficiant, receptive adulthood. We discover ways to see no matter what problems we adventure in meditation--boredom, lethargy, conceitedness, melancholy, grief, anxiety--not as stumbling blocks to be conquer yet as possibilities to perform give up to what's. With readability and charm Laird exhibits how we will circulation clear of deciding upon with our turbulent, ever-changing options and feelings to the cultivation of a "sunlit absence"--the luminous knowledge within which God's presence can so much profoundly be felt.
Addressed to either newbies and intermediates at the pathless course of nonetheless prayer, A Sunlit Absence bargains clever advice at the specifics of contemplative perform in addition to an inspiring imaginative and prescient of the aim of such perform and the primary function it might play in our non secular lives.
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