Observations from Bridgette:
When I first began to pick up the pieces of my life, I was looking for a plan – actionable tasks that, once accomplished, would make everything okay again. I never found that plan. What I found instead was that my life was much deeper and had more purpose than I ever could have imagined. I was introduced to contemplation when I turned to Spiritual Direction for answers that my church community could not provide. There are many schools of thought as to what contemplation entails. The Spiritual Masters teach us about this concept. As I studied Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, St. Teresa of Avila and others, I began to form my own opinion as to what contemplation is; contemplation connects us to the oneness that we all are. I invite you to explore contemplation for yourself.
.....every time there are losses there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper
~ Henri Nouwen