Thomas Keating

A Quote by Thomas Keating on silence and language

God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation.

Thomas Keating

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A Quote by Fr. Thomas Keating on divine, humility, acceptance, reality, weakness, limitations, complementary, love, and Divine Love

The complementary movement towards divine love is growth in humility which is the acceptence of the reality about ourselves, our own weakness and limitations.

Thomas Keating


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A Quote by Thomas Keating on attention, presence, illusion, sacred, and life

If we refuse to think of anything except what we are doing or the person that we are with, we develop the habit of being present to the present moment. In a way, the present moment becomes as sacred as being in church. Far better to be present to your duty if you are a bartender, than to be present in church and to be thinking about being in a bar. At least you are present to yourself when you are paying attention to what you are doing.

Attention, then, is a way of doing what we are doing. It cracks the crust of the false self (our psychological awareness of daily life) in which we are the center of the universe while everything else is circling around our particular needs or desires. This is an illusion, but unfortunately it is the heritage we all bring with us from early life.

Thomas Keating

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A Quote by Thomas Keating

Just by the very nature of our birth, we are on the spiritual journey.

Thomas Keating

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A Quote by Thomas Keating on centering prayer, detachment, and keating

Centering prayer is a training in letting go.

Thomas Keating

Source: Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel, Pages: 69

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