Daily Meditation-靈修夥伴

[Daily Meditation-靈修夥伴]

“靈修夥伴很重要。如果在靈修旅程中,你有支持的同伴,有一些知見者可以相互提攜,就比較容易能夠持續下去(這是為甚麼我非常推薦「靜觀小組」)。相反的,如果你缺少這一環,很可能就會因為各種理由停滯不前,或許停了幾週、幾個月、甚至幾年。直到有一天,你再次經驗到心靈冒出一股熟悉的飢渴,渴望划向深處,渴望更直接、更親密、更單純地親近天主。這種種渴望有時像是個危機,促使你再次回到靈修的旅程之中。

我們大部分的人(包括我在內)都是這樣,開始靜觀,然後慢慢遺忘了,再次找回來,又漸漸冷淡了。我自己當年剛開始在完全沒有同伴支持的狀況下,試著開始靜觀,就是不斷重複這個循環。單靠自己走靈修的旅程是非常困難的。" 

文/John Main 神父

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Spiritual friendship is a very important part of the spiritual journey. So if you have some understanding of the journey you are making, and if you have some support (that’s why I recommend meditation groups), you may continue. Or you may stop; you may stop for a few weeks, a few months, a few years. Then you remember that old hunger for something deeper, for something more simple, for a closer intimacy with God. That may come back, maybe through a crisis, maybe just as a matter of time, and you come back to it. You pick it up again. For most people, that’s how we begin; I did, certainly. You begin, you stop; you begin, you stop. The reason it took me so long is I didn’t have any support when I was first trying to meditate on my own. It’s very difficult to do this entirely on your own.

(Map of the Journey, Meditatio Series 2011 C )

(PHOTO: LAURENCE FREEMAN, SINAI, EGYPT)

 

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