Thomas Keating Quotes

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Thomas Keating Quotes

Lent is a time to renew wherever we are in that process that I call the divine therapy. Its a time to look what our instinctual needs are, look at what the dynamics of our unconscious are.
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Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation.

— Thomas Keating

For human beings, the most daunting challenge is to become fully human. For to become fully human is to become fully divine.

— Thomas Keating

Redemption basically is about holistic health, if you want to translate it into modern parlance. What I suggest - based on the Christian tradition but not often preached - is that you can't enter into the fullness of the Pascal mystery of the redemption unless there is a radical transformation of motivation within you.

— Thomas Keating

While doing centering prayer, the practice is to let go of any thought or perception. The priority is to be as silent as possible and when that is not possible to let the noise of the thoughts be the sacred symbol for a while, without analyzing them.

— Thomas Keating

God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation.

— Thomas Keating

The chief thing that separates us from God is the thought that we are separated from God.

— Thomas Keating

The acceptance of all that God has given us and the willingness to let it go - to give it back to him at a moment's notice - that's true human freedom.

— Thomas Keating

Silence is God's language, and it's a very difficult language to learn.

— Thomas Keating

The root of prayer is interior silence.

— Thomas Keating

God is a tremendous supporter of creation, especially of all living beings.

— Thomas Keating

Centering prayer is a training in letting go.

— Thomas Keating

Religions have a special responsibility to encourage and inspire people to love planet earth, which as far as we know, is the only place in the cosmos that works in such a harmonious way that it can support intelligent life.

— Thomas Keating

We're obviously at the edge of something quite new in humanity's experience. That is this globalization process which isn't just economic or social, but involves the interpenetration of cultures, people moving to different places several times in their lifetime, traveling for business or pleasure, and marrying people of very different cultural backgrounds, all of which was almost impossible a hundred years ago.

— Thomas Keating

The capacity for emotional sobriety belongs to everybody in the human family and leads to a fully human response to the adventure and goodness of the gift of human life.

— Thomas Keating

Union with God is really possible. Unity with God I presume, is what is meant by Heaven, but that too is available in this life for the humble of heart.

— Thomas Keating

Becoming fully rational is not enough anymore; evidently it can lead to distortions of all the great human possibilities.

— Thomas Keating

To see everything in God and to see God in everything normally takes a lifetime of practice.

— Thomas Keating

In the Christian perspective, the love of God and of all other human beings invites us to share and enjoy not just the best of the human potential as it evolves, but participation in the divine life itself.

— Thomas Keating

We need to develop the intuitive capacities of the brain that some geniuses have manifested over humanity's lengthy history.

— Thomas Keating

Is a process of inner transformation, a conversation initiated by God and leading, if we consent, to divine union. One's way of seeing reality changes in the process. A restructuring of consciousness takes place which empowers one to perceive, relate and respond with increasing sensitivity to the divine presence in, through, and beyond everything that exists.

— Thomas Keating

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