The Contemplative Corner
“rest your mind, refresh your heart”
The contemplative corner offers a space for you to rest your mind and to renew your heart. It is the blog space of Phil Daughtry and gives access to his reflective writings as well as his academic papers. The podcasts from this site include the voices of some of Phil’s companions in spirit as well as his own spoken voice. The vibe of the contemplative corner is influenced primarily by the Christian contemplative tradition and a theology that sees God lovingly at work in the whole world. The tone is reflective, curious, inclusive, open and progressive.
Truth and reality – Phil Daughtry – The Contemplative Corner
Feet planted firmly in the ground of Your being Heart lifted to heaven Eyes straight ahead Looking out at the world from a quiet mind Around me storms gather The winds blow In my daily feed Terrible fates have been prophesied But I am tuned in to a better frequency The sounds of Your silence Continue reading “Faith stance (tadasana) “
I gazed into a crystal pool And saw Not a reflection of myself but A vision of holy mystery An ocean of compassion A reservoir of joy A spring of life. Mother earth and Father Spirit Telling me the story of my birth And place in the womb and weave of creation. They spoke inContinue reading “The crystal pool”
A colleague once asked an intriguing question: “What song would you like to have played at your funeral?” I’ve since taken the question and used it somewhat playfully in various small groups. What stands out for me as I consider the question, and other people’s response to it, is that music preference is deeply personal,Continue reading “Can you hear the music?”