The Spiritual Life – untangling emotion sources.


My Spiritual director introduced me to a new idea and term last Wednesday.  He mentioned something called the Spiritual life.  I may have heard this before but never quite so succinctly.  I’ve probably been used to hearing another term meaning the same thing.  He used it in reference to discerning between ones own emotional state and borrowed emotion from others.  So, part of the spiritual life is developing the ability to discern and detangle  internal emotions and emotions absorbed from others for gaining clarity about whats really going on both within ourselves and other people.

As I contemplate the move to Cuddesdon and the inherent changes, I do go through various emotions ranging from excitement to sadness.  Now I am at peace as I have been able to unravel the emotional sources of such highs and lows and so am now feeling much more readied.

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