Yesterday's stop on the Virtual Book Tour was at Louise Gallgher's blog A Year of Rejoicing. Louise participated in my Lenten retreat last year and I was blessed by her joyful spirit. We talked about a number of things, including what it means to be a monk in the world, how I discovered my own inner monk, and how to maintain presence in the face of suffering:
Being a monk in the world means being committed to helping people reclaim their contemplative self. Everybody has an inner monk, whether you live in a monastary or not. The monk energy is strong in the world, and there’s a growing hunger to live in this meaningful and committed way in every day. My passion is about helping people connect to this ancient energy, this longing. The monk is the part of ourselves that longs for presence to the world through seeking out the sacred in every day moments whether in our homes, or out in the world. To bring that quality of sacred awareness to everything.
Previous Virtual Book Tour Stops:
- Interview with Tara Owens of Anam Cara
- Book Review at Holy Ordinary with Brent Bill
- Webinar on Cultivating Contemplation in Your Parish through Photography through Ave Maria Press
- Book Review at Melanged Magic with Evelyn Jackson
- "Practicing Resurrection through the Eyes of the Heart" Guest post by Christine at Anam Cara