Monasteries of the Heart

Monks in Our Midst: Evelyn Underhill on Mysticism

This week, we turn to 20th century mystic and writer, Evelyn Underhill.

Read these brief quotations from her seminal work, “Mysticism: A Study in Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness” published in 1911 - 
 

“For a lack of attention, a thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day.”
 

“The business and method of mysticism is love.”

     
“Being, not Doing, is the first aim of the mystic; and hence should be the first interest of the student of mysticism.” 

 

Reflection: What do these quotes bring up in you? How does attention, love, and being ring true with your spiritual life and practice?

 

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