We Begin at the Beginning
Building off Descartes’ famous affirmation, “I think, therefore I am,” the Christian faith and our society more generally has for centuries had a dysfunctional relationship to thinking. Our focus has too often been on having knowledge and teaching “the” answers.
But Descartes had it backwards. We are, therefore we think! Our origin point as humans is in being not thinking.
Thus, a contemplative approach begins from a place of not knowing. To dive into contemplation is to engage in practices that stimulate the whole of who we are – feelings and intellect, soul and energy.