Spirituality is seen by some as a journey into a person's true self; some see it as our relationship to God, others, creation, and self. There are many views.
Henri Nouwen saw the spiritual life as "that constant movement between the poles of loneliness and solitude, hostility and hospitality, illusion and prayer. The more we come to the painful confession of our loneliness, hostility and illusions, the more we are able to see solitude, hospitality and prayer as part of the vision of our life." Reaching Out, Doubleday & Co., 1975
Evelyn Underhill saw it this way: "After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life."
Here are some resources you may find helpful. Each one is a little different, so explore until you find one that fits you!
On Saturday, February 11, 2012 the Reverend Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, during the well-attended seminar at CHS, offered ways to create and enhance our prayer life within our active lifestyles. Reverend Crafton also offered some resources to aid in prayer:
- Day by Day—this monthly book is available in the Narthex
- Contemplative prayer websites:
- Almost-Daily e-Mo—Brief meditation by Reverend Crafton that is intended to help you start your day with thoughtfulness. You can access the meditations at this web address: http://www.geraniumfarm.org/dailyemo.cfm
- The Daily Office as found in The Book of Common Prayer
Bible readings: The Revised Common Lectionary
Daily worship: Oremus, Mission St. Clare's Daily Office, Unapologetically Episcopalian
Daily readings and meditations: Forward Day By Day, D365 - Devotions especially for young people
Thought for the day: Brother, Give Us a Word
At CHS - Adult Formation: Suds & Scripture, Rector's Bible Study, Praying With Art
Explore Spirituality in the Episcopal tradition (from the website of Trinity Church, Seattle, WA)