From the Bottom of the Pond: The Forgotten Art of Experiencing God in the Depths of the Present Moment

From the Bottom of the Pond: The Forgotten Art of Experiencing God in the Depths of the Present Moment

by Simon Small

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From the Bottom of the Pond: The Forgotten Art of Experiencing God in the Depths of the Present Moment by Simon Small

This is a book about knowing God. It is for those for whom just believing (or not believing) is no longer enough. Through personal experience, anecdote and story, a priest shares an ancient, but neglected aspect of Christian prayer. Contemplation takes us into the depths of the present moment, the only reality there has ever been and so the only place where God can be found. It takes us at different times into mystical oneness with the All, into profound self-knowledge and reveals love in the midst of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846940668
Publisher: Circle Books
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 955,375
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents


Prologue: From the bottom of the pond     1
Contemplative prayer     5
Christian prayer     9
"I can't pray"     11
Three-fold prayer     13
Talking     13
Listening     15
Being     17
Morning     21
The Christ within     25
Another morning     29
Contemplation and order     31
The Body of Christ     35
Life     39
Contemplation and time     45
Contemplation and reality     51
Contemplation and love     57
Contemplation and truth     61
The rocky path of contemplation     65
Fear     66
Depression     68
Walking the rocky path     72
Epilogue: The Cosmic Christ     75
Postscript     79
Further study     81

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