To come to be what you are not
you must go by a way in which you are not.

– St John of the Cross.

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Happy New Year And now it is time to put the New Year’s resolution into practice. Once again the resolution, in practice, is to practice. This is a practice tradition after all. Our practice, of course, is self-sacrifice. The only sacrifice expected of us: sacrifice of the self. Ours is such a simple tradition, simplicity … Continue reading

Passing beyond all that is naturally and spiritually intelligible, or comprehensible, a person ought to desire with all their might to attain what in this life is unknowable and unimaginable. And parting company with all a person can taste and feel, temporally and spiritually, a person must ardently long for what surpasses all taste and … Continue reading

To explain things better I want to use a helpful comparison. The silkworm… Well once this silkworm is grown it begins to spin silk and build the house wherein it will die. His Majesty Himself, as He does in this prayer of union, becomes the dwelling place we build for ourselves. Therefore, courage my daughters! … Continue reading

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