Jij en de Ander (hoofdletter A)

Posted on 9 juni 2009

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Thomas Keating: ‘You and the Other (capital O)’ – a clip from ‘ONE – the movie’.

Hij spreekt over drie stappen in de relatie tussen jezelf en de Ander:

  1. Realization that there is an Other
  2. To try to become the Other
  3. Finally the realization that there is no Other

“Father Thomas Keating spent twenty years as the abbot of St. Joseph’s Abbey, a Trappist monastery in Spencer, Massachusetts, and is now the leading figure in an interdenominational movement to revitalize the Christian contemplative practice known as “centering prayer.” He is the cofounder of Contemplative Outreach, an organization devoted to introducing Christian contemplative practices to laypeople of all faiths, and the author of several books, including Open Mind, Open Heart and Intimacy with God, both of which describe the process of spiritual development that such practices are intended to catalyze. He has met and studied with spiritual teachers from a variety of Hindu and Buddhist lineages and helped to create, fifteen years ago, the Snowmass Interreligious Conference, at which teachers from different traditions meet regularly to compare views and ideas, and to evaluate objectively the benefits and drawbacks of their respective practices.