Meditations: On the Monk Who Dwells in Daily Life

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Thomas Moore, bestselling author of Care of the Soul and Soul Mates, draws on the twelve years he lived as a monk in this insightful book of a hundred one-page meditations. Interspersed with glimpses of the beauty and humor of the monk's life, each page suggests a way of finding spirituality and nurturing the soul that can be applied in any walk of life.

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Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling Care of the Soul and twenty other books on spirituality and depth psychology that have been translated into thirty languages. He has been practicing depth psychotherapy for thirty-five years. He lectures and gives workshops in several countries on depth spirituality, soulful medicine, and psychotherapy. He has been a monk and a university professor, and is a consultant for organizations and spiritual leaders. He has often been on television and radio, most recently on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.

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This is a collection of short meditations on the monastic discipline of ordinary life. Moore was a monk for 12 years, and he draws on that experience to illuminate structures and disciplines of everyday existence, but the illumination shines both ways: he is a literate, informed, and careful participant observer, and his meditations are full of practical insights for life together inside and outside monastic orders. The collection is as much about the poetry and music of our lives together as about overly religious discipline; he concludes with the insight that "the truly artful life, not the merely aesthetic one, is religious, and vice versa." These meditations are as indebted to the spirit of Marcus Aurelius as to the Roman Catholic tradition of monasticism; they begin and end, as he did, with the conviction that "chance" is not separated from nature, that "providence" and "necessity" are side by side, and that all are woven together into that which "works to the advantage of the whole universe of which we are a part." Steve Schroeder

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