Q & A
Do you think people need to hit bottom or go through gut-wrenching incidents to experience conscious awareness? Yes,
You see, we are so caught up in our habitual way of living, that we do not pay attention to what is happening around us and what is going on in ourselves. So when we hit bottom our beliefs and values get shaken up and crumble. This is a moment that gives us the space and opportunity to re-evaluate and change ourselves.
How did you write the book together?
Every morning sitting on the couch in our living room, like a meditation, we set ourselves a few hours to write. With a cup of tea to sip on and the fragrance of the burning incense, we decide which artwork to write about or the theme we want to explore together.
Then like preparing a flavorful meal, we blend our ideas, words, and sentences to create a harmonized whole.
That is why at times the essence of the writing appears to be more feminine or more masculine.
Do you have a regular spiritual practice? Yes, we do.
The practice of spiritual discipline is essential ... [for] the contemplative dimension of our life ... Regular periods of silence and solitude quiet the psyche, foster interior silence, and ... initiate and accompany... the process of transformation to completion.
the method we practice is called centering prayer which consists of learning to withdraw our attention from our thoughts in order to rest in a gentle, open attentiveness to the divine reality itself…
We are activating our intention to have a deeper relationship with God.
In centering prayer everything begins with and keeps returning to our intention which is to consent to the presence and action of the divine presence within us... In this intimacy, our self and world views are transformed.
It leads us to non-dual awakening