"What do I need? Seriously, I need silence, thought, solitude to enter into myself to see and touch reality, to live the contemplative life."
I love this passage, especially because Merton understands that both thought and no-thought are necessary for a healthy contemplative life. In so doing, he presents a true non-duality.
Photo: Rock formation at sunset, Vedauwoo Recreation Area, Medicine Bow National Forest, WY, November 9, 2015
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I am available for one-on-one sessions giving instruction in Wilderness Insight Meditation and Wilderness Contemplative Prayer, or for spiritual direction / mentoring via phone or Skype. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. The rate is $65 per hour-long session. You might also want to check out my Spiritual Direction with Stephen Hatch Facebook page.
Many of my photos are available as prints, either mounted or unmounted. Here is a link to the pricing and various mounts available:
Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.