Contemplative Sitting Network Reflection
Bruno Barnhart was a Camaldolese monk who died in 2015. In his book The Future of Wisdom he states, “The Christian history of the past two thousand years has been characterized by a continual tendency to reverse the event of the incarnation and separate once again the divine and the human, Trinity and humanity, God and Creation.”
David Bohm was a physicist, in fact one of the most significant in the 20th century, who died in 1992. He said, “[What is] preventing mankind (sic) from working together….is a kind of thought that treats things as inherently divided…Each part is considered to be essentially independent …It’s similar to a virus…a disease of thought.”
In this time of COVID19 we do well to remember every time we sit in contemplative silence, alone or with others, we are generating antibodies to the above “thought disease” of both church and society. Intentionally dwelling in oneness with ourselves, others, Earth and the Divine, however much we are assaulted by thoughts or other distractions, we are in fact about immersing our consciousness in the source of ultimate unity. We imbibe the correcting antidote. We experience the unification of ourselves and our fractured Universe. The Christ is once again being reborn in both ourselves and our world.
Blessings of this season to each and all…and do keep sitting.