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Acceptance and Love

Benton County Sits in Unique Place, Time of Diversity

Posted: April 12, 2014 at 5 a.m.

The modern mystic Cynthia Bourgeault in her book "The Wisdom Way of Knowing" writes serious engagement in the spiritual practices handed down to us from the ancient monastic traditions -- prayer, meditation, chanting, awareness of the present moment -- can enhance the spiritual seeker's powers of "creative perception," heightening an ability to sense when a convergence of events is occurring. I do not count myself among those "sensitive interpreters of patterns," but I have learned to pay attention to coincidence and to look for spiritual meaning in the patterns that seem to emerge while going about the business of everyday life.

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