Trying to live like a whole committee of “selves”

“The outer distractions of our interests reflect an inner lack of integration of our own lives. we are trying to be several selves at once, without all our selves being organized by a single, mastering Life within us. Each of us tends to be, not a single self, but a whole committee of selves.” —Continue reading “Trying to live like a whole committee of “selves””

Single focus

In our multi-tasking, ADHD world, it is incredibly hard to understand how divided that makes us internally. We often blame our external circumstances for the hectic pace, but Thomas Kelly in A Testament to Devotion offers another thought: The outer distractions of our interests reflect an inner lack of integration of our own lives. WeContinue reading “Single focus”

Don’t stay empty

The journey of Lent is one that should be inward. As western Christians, we don’t “do inward” very well. We don’t like silence a lot, either. Protestant emphasis, beginning so nobly in the early Luther, has grown externally rationalistic, humanistic, and service-minded… The dearth of rich Protestant literature on the interior aspect of Christian living,Continue reading “Don’t stay empty”