Truth Is a Pathless Land

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

“TRUTH IS a pathless land. Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through …

No Longer Yearn For What We Are Not

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

  This condition of mysticism will never be over, for we are of it. We never feel at home elsewhere, but only in the serenity and comfort of our communion with God. We may attempt to make excuses for this state, hoping that it would finally go away and we would then be able to …

Now Is Our Time

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

Our hearts are called to the quiet desert, a desert that looks a bit different today than it did to our monastic fore-bearers, a desert that is so difficult to inhabit with any regularity amid the noise of daily life. This movement into the desert is not a journey, actually, not a striking out to …

Obey the Eternal Rhythm

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

I remembered one morning when I discovered a cocoon in the bark of a tree, just as the butterfly was making a hole in its case and preparing to come out. I waited a while, but it was too long in appearing and I was impatient. I bent over and breathed on it to warm …

A Holy Hermitage

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

For the next several weeks, I will post a reflection on portions of The Cloud of Unknowing, a masterful guide to the contemplative life. The Cloud of Unknowing, Chapter 1 Reflection March 29, 2017 It is through the great love and mercy of God, says The Cloud that you are given the opportunity to advance in …