Monday, February 18, 2013

The Tree of Contemplative Practices

One of the students in my Integral Health class used a version of this
Tree of Contemplative Practices, in a presentation and I wanted
to share it with everyone.  This was developed by
and is used with its permission.

The point of this graphic, I think, is that there are many different contemplative practices that help us to feel more human and to be able to cultivate compassion, perspective, connection and patience.

Many people view prayer or meditation as a single practice to meet all contemplative needs.  However, some practices focus on stillness while others focus on altruism, creativity, activity, relationships, movement and/or ritual.  All are important ingredients to be blended "to taste" by each of us in the feast of life.

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