Much of the stress and emptiness that haunt us can be traced back to our lack of attention to beauty. Internally, the mind becomes coarse and dull if it remains unvisited by images and thoughts that hold the radiance of beauty.
I believe that our friends among the dead really mind us and look out for us. Often there might be a big boulder of misery over your path about to fall on you, but your friends among the dead hold it back until you have passed by.
There is an instinct that emerges when we get quiet with people. We know who’s close.
Either we are in the universe to inhabit the eternity of our souls and grow real, or else we might as well dedicate our days to shopping and kill time watching talk-shows.
The sacred duty of being an individual is to gradually learn how to live so as to awaken the eternal within you.
Listen carefully to yourself. Listen to what you dislike, and you will find most of the imagery is what you have received and registered from other people. We ingest labels from others.
I always was kind of on the edge of the church when I was fully in it, cos I was always asking the questions… And I could never believe blindly.
The best decision I ever made was to become a priest and I think the second best was to resign.
A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen.
The beauty of the Catholic church is that it has a sacramental structure that can hold its own with the best out of any tradition. It has a mystical system and content that can hold its own with the best out of Tibet… its an amazing tradition, but I think you need to be critical.