June 22, 2015

Laudato Si': Mindfulness

To be serenely present to each reality, however small it may be, opens us to much greater horizons of understanding and personal fulfillment. Christian spirituality proposes a growth marked by moderation and the capacity to be happy with little. It is a return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack. This implies avoiding the dynamic of dominion and the mere accumulation of pleasures. (222)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, we live in the age of the soundbyte where opinions are instant and often thoughtless with scant regard for any consequences or deeper issues. People travel more and friendships are often instant too, but sadly are often shallow and very easily expendable when they no longer serve any purpose. It is good to still retain your own compass-- Cecily.