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Kontemplasie in jou daaglikse groei met God.



Oor die eeue heen is kontemplasie op verskeie maniere beskryf. Van hierdie definisies probeer vir ons 'n idee gee oor wat die rol van kontemplasie in ons daaglikse groei met God kan beteken.




Definisies


Brother Lawrence: Practicing the Presence of God


De Caussade: Sacrament of the present moment


Thomas Kelly: Continually renewed immediacy. Eternal now


B. Pennington: Pure presence


D. Benner: Apprehension of existence that is wide awake and uncluttered by thought.


Rolheiser: Emptying & opening up to see God in everything.

G. May: Continually renewed intimacy in the present wonderful moment.


“ETIMOLOGIES”: DA’ATH /GNOSIS / THEORIA / MYSTICISM / CONTEMPLATIO


Theophan the Recluse: Head in the heart


Contemplative Spirituality


Ont-dek


Hoekom kontemplasie?


“The glory of God is a human being fully alive”
  • Nie vir voordele

  • Vir antwoord op liefde


Ont-leer


Kontemplasie is nie:

  1. Mindfulness

  2. Meditasie

  3. Ongewoon

  4. Prestasie


Ont-moet


Eerste tree

  1. Asemhaling

  2. Lectio Divina







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