Cynthia Bourgeault

Taking Refuge in Books

Taking Refuge in Books Before 2021 sweeps me away, I’d like to pay tribute to the authors who grounded, inspired, and sustained me through 2020. Given the relentless barrage of awful news and the seemingly daily need to adjust to new circumstances, I took refuge in the classics. I’ve always felt that reading is a …

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Aroused to Love

This morning I stumbled on some contrary advice from Teresa of Avila, that light-hearted, contrarian mystic. Don’t try to still the mind and create a contrived state of recollection, she chides. Such attempts are likely to backfire.