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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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Simplicity

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four The Interior Castle¬†is a book about prayer and the intimacy we can have with Jesus Christ (“Spiritual Marriage”). The details of ascetic and mystical prayer can be complex theology. Therefore, Teresa

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A Leadership Problem

According to Teresa, “God gives these souls [in the Sixth Mansions] the strongest desire not to displease him in anything, however small, and the desire to avoid if possible every imperfection.” But this passion for holiness leaves these individuals conflicted.¬†Teresa

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 6

Flight of the Spirit: Imaginative Visions

Flight of the Spirit: Part 3 Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Five Teresa continues discussing the “flight of the spirit“. She also calls this the “sudden transport of the spirit”. When the spirit is transported, “the soul really seems to

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 5

It’s Pink Outside

Reflections on Writing: Part One March 28, 2015 marks the fifth centenary of Teresa of Avila’s birth. It also marks two years of blogging for me. This is my first serious attempt at writing. I had thought about writing for

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