A Common Life
Who is my neighbor?
This question has been around for a long time and, for some reason, seems to be relevant today.
And…..what is community? What is “community” and how do we know it when we encounter it? Is it real or even possible? What does authentic community feel like? Where can we go to see and feel it today?
The curriculum modules of Interior Mythos Journeys attempt to connect us with a community that is history-long and centered in a mediating reality not of political, economic, genetic, or geographical origin.
Sister Joan Chittister invites us to explore “the animating element” in, A Common Life.
To encounter the full interview with Sister Joan, click here: https://youtu.be/TNnj0-ilaOA
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Clips from this interview can be found here:
A Presence Enveloping Me: https://youtu.be/J45KeRrRecM
The Magnet: https://youtu.be/HrsEt042z5M
A Screeching Halt: https://youtu.be/oY-p7_hWH6w
Grass Growing Through Cement: https://youtu.be/cJrESA2P8OQ
Quit the Jargon: https://youtu.be/O0tRtAmsqzQ
Water in a Garden: https://youtu.be/F0LwktYKLic
That Single Blade of Grass: https://youtu.be/kVnTiejChcA
The Benedictine Path and Me: https://youtu.be/LlfkGfIPuO4
An Erie Prophecy: https://youtu.be/TPYcIhxp768
Sister Joan Chittister was interviewed by Interior Mythos Journeys in June, 2018, in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Our Mission: The curriculum of Interior Mythos Journeys is a quest to explore contemporary mythic language that is in harmony with the 21st Century, Global, Quantum Scientific, and Universal Reality in which we all actually live.
As we solitarily and collectively claim the force of a relevant contemporary mythos, we are delivered to the possibility of life-lived-in-depth, the possibility of authentic life. This is the path beneath the surface.
The Transformative Encounter: The Practice of Contemplation
In the current age this transformative encounter, as well as the practices that deliver us to this encounter and the personal connection that flows from this encounter, is seldom the focus of our lives. Many of us wander disoriented through life, often on a self-destructive path, in a world seen, understood, and measured primarily by the external environment. We are disconnected from the Connecting Myth. We are disconnected from the interior depth to which the Connecting Myth might deliver us. Ironically, we have come to understand myth as a lie rather than a symbolic and metaphoric gateway to a deeper truth.