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In actual fact, contemplation is not the reward of a virtuous life; it is a necessity for a virtuous life.

— Thomas Keating, Intimacy with God 

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  • Peter

    Amen, Father Thomas!

    I could generalize that one step further and say that (for me–which is always safe to say!) contemplation is necessary for a whole, healthy, integrated, complete (etc. etc.) life, across the board.

    But now that I think about it, you probably include all those adjectives and more in your classical definition of the term “virtuous” (in context) anyway…

    Blessings.
    Peter


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