The Contemplative Life is a Heavenly Life

Blessed John Ruusbroec says, toward the end of his masterpiece The Spiritual Espousals, that "the contemplative life is a heavenly life."In The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, I describe mysticism as "living in heaven consciousness." (We'll see if that phrase survives the editing process, but I like it, so I think it will).I just read on Twitter where somebody quoted Thich Nhat Hanh as saying "The peace movement can write very good protest letters, but they are not yet able to write a love … [Read more...]


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