MY FRIENDS, THE SENSES
heory and Practice of Organic Integration in the Life of the Spirit
For a long time we nave been calling our prayer life "spiritual life". This is justifiable, but it is also dangerous as it tends to make us forget the fundamental role our body, our organism, our senses play in the life of the spirit. Many prayers could be straightened up and many hardships could be softened if we would learn to integrate our "material" existence into our long and generous - and often frustrating - "spiritual" effort. Silence, posture, gestures, breathing... help incarnate the strength of the spirit into the earthly realities of our day. The result is a larger horizon, a firmer foundation, and a more balanced attitude in the total surrender of the human person to God.