Eternal Heart: The Mystical Path to a Joyful Life

Eternal Heart: The Mystical Path to a Joyful Life

by Carl McColman


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The heart is where the human soul and God meet.

This is what teachings from Scripture and the mystics reveal: the heart is the temple of God within us and within the heart we hold the key to live a truly divine life. But how do we embody the tremendous love available to us, deep in our hearts?

In Eternal Heart, Carl McColman, author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, invites us to create an optimistic, visionary, and imaginative path to personal happiness and fulfillment. Weaving together teachings from the biblical tradition, literature of the mystics, and wisdom of the world's contemplative traditions, McColman engages us in profound, practical exercises for cultivating fuller, more abundant, and more satisfying lives.

The path of Christian Mysticism is a path of both contemplation and action. By unlocking the mysteries in our hearts, we discover a source of divine love deep within us: a power for spiritual growth, and for creating meaningful relationships and working together to change the world for the better.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506464619
Publisher: Broadleaf Books
Publication date: 06/29/2021
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Carl McColman is a contemplative writer, storyteller, podcaster, and spiritual director. He is a life-professed member of a Lay Cistercian community under the spiritual guidance of Trappist monks. He is the author of numerous books, including The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, and regularly speaks and leads retreats on topics related to Christian mysticism, Celtic spirituality, and interfaith dialogue. Carl and his wife, artist Fran McColman, live near Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Preface: Why the Eternal Heart?
1. The Human Heart and the Deep Mystery of God
2. Why is my Heart so Restless?
Key Exercise #1: Learning to Read the "Sacred Stories"
3.Mystical Wisdom
Key Exercise #2: the Daily Examen
4. The Secrets of the Heart — the Key to a Joyful Life
5. The Temple of the Body — Healing the divide between heaven and earth
6. The Inner Vision — finding Christ within (and turning him loose)
7. Silence is wisdom, silence is praise
8. Entering the Christian Mysteries

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