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14185The contemplative quest

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  • tsenshab
    Jul 6, 2005
      The contemplative quest

      Linda Sabbath took her three sons and decided to go and live on a small farm in the
      interior of Canada, where she wanted to dedicate herself completely to spiritual
      In less than a year she fell in love, got married again, studied the saints' techniques of
      meditation, fought for a school for her children, made friends, made enemies, neglected
      her teeth, got herself an abscess, hitchhiked in snowstorms, learned to fix the car, thaw
      out frozen pipes, make her alimony stretch out at month's end, survive on unemployment
      money, sleep without indoor heating, laugh for no reason, cry with despair, build a chapel,
      make repairs to the house, paint walls, and give courses on spiritual contemplation.
      "And I eventually realized that a life of prayer does not mean isolation," she says. "Love
      is so big it has to be shared.

      by Paulo Coelho, 2005