Seeing God Face to Face

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

In last week’s post I discussed the importance of emptying of the self through spiritual practice. This mystical process of self emptying makes us aware of our incessant acquisitiveness, the greed of being, our desire to assert ourselves, our secret hoarding of assumptions, our hidden limiting agendas, our squashing of other people’s freedom with our …

Being a Fool for God

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

The contemplative life is subtle, nuanced. As humans we charge through life, often unable to see what is right in front of us, and suffer for our inability to detect the disjuncture between a person’s godliness and their mortal limitation. The contemplative life is also practical. It is not an idealized life where everything is …

We Are Always Beginners

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

Last week I discussed that the first attribute essential to living a contemplative life was to see God in everything or to love God alone, to have love of God alone. This love is the Divine communicating with you in the hidden depths of your soul, and the contemplative is one whose deepest desire is …

Seeing the Truth in Everything

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

This month I will be discussing two essential attributes to living a contemplative life and some of the obstacles that often prevent us from fulfilling that contemplative life where our hearts’ deepest desires reside. The first attribute essential to living a contemplative life is love of the Divine Mystery alone. To love the Divine Mystery …

Living a Contemplative Life

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

I firmly believe that contemporary people are quite capable of living a contemplative life. It is a core aspect of our beings and is essential to our natures. Discovering what it means to be a contemplative opens up questions and directs our seeking. Contemplation is a commitment to living one’s life directed toward the Divine …