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An Unfamiliar Path

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. (Luke 6.12) Some of us may have stumbled across the

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Calm in the Chaos

As we increase our skills in any endeavor, we’re typically handed more challenges. This is true in leadership: You succeed and your manager gives you additional opportunities and challenges. You perform well in sports and you may draw a more

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All You Need is Love

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four Love is all you need. (The Beatles) I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By

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Contemplation and Service

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four Teresa of Avila divides The Interior Castle into “Seven Mansions” with subdivisions totaling 27 chapters. (For a detailed summary – see A Tour of the Interior Castle.) We’re currently studying the Seventh

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Meditation and Contemplation

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Six Teresa distinguishes between meditation and contemplation. Meditation is ascetic: We initiate the action with God and engage or chew on the source material of meditation. Contemplation is supernatural: God initiates the action with us and

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 7