Quote for the Day

“The mystic’s mode of transport, however, is consciousness, and the territory to be traversed also is consciousness. So while you can think about whatever you want while driving a car (mind doesn’t affect machinery), incorrect thinking slows or stops travelers on their way to the One, or even sends them in the opposite direction. Plotinus explains that attention first has to be shifted from spoken words to unspoken words, and thence to what can only be called wordless words, unitary intelligence without divided thought.”

— Brian Hines, Return to the One: Plotinus’s Guide to God-Realization 

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.