Think about it

What is the contemplative life? What does it mean to reflect? These two questions are moving through me right now.

Is this an intellectual exercise? Is it spiritual? Emotional? Psychological? Ontological?

Yes, I suppose.

I just listened to pt 1 of this three part conversation between Charles Eisenstein and Orland Bishop, and they kind of end on a thread about the role of contemplation in life. It’s not quite what you think it might be. I’m going to listen to the discussion again, as I don’t think it fully penetrated. What I can say is that it has me thinking even more deeply about what it means to listen.

An interesting thing to sit with — contemplation and listening as being synonyms of one another.

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