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Discussion board: “What aspects of life make you feel more in tune with your soul and the transcendent?”

April 11, 2010

In the next couple of weeks, I will continue to look at the nine spiritual temperaments as described by Gary Thomas in his book – The Sacred Pathways. In parallel to this I would like to invite people to contribute their own thoughts  and feelings on what aspects of life they find truly energises or inspires them.

Discussion

 

“What aspects of life make you feel more in tune with your soul and the transcendent?”

 

Please post your comments below:

I would describe myself as a frustrated Protestant Sensate, Martha-like always painfully aware of the human and monetary cost of churches that are ‘dripping’ with luxurious materials which to some extent form a barrier between myself and the Infinite Father and yet something ‘lights up’ in the presence of paintings such as the Rembrandt Prodigal Son… the artist has expressed something which I feel but cannot articulate.

However, much of the early art was paid for by rich people who wanted to reduce their time in purgatory and the heavy work of carting tons of marble/stone to the top of the hill (witness Malta for example) were poor workers which taints and interferes with the spiritual rapture a little.

S Harman

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2 comments

  1. I would describe myself as a frustrated Protestant Sensate, Martha-like always painfully aware of the human and monetary cost of churches that are ‘dripping’ with luxurious materials which to some extent form a barrier between myself and The Infinite Father and yet something ‘lights up’ in the presence of paintings such as the Rembrandt Prodigal Son. In summary I feel fine that I should be able to feel that the artist has expressed something which I feel but cannot articulate. However, much of the early art was paid for by rich people who wanted to reduce their time in purgatory and the heavy work of carting tons of marble/stone to the top of the hill (witness Malta for example) were poor workers which taints and interferes with the spiritual rapture a little.


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