I often lose my way on this contemplatuve journey. I often forget why I am doing this. What is it unto? The message I have received all my life is "I am my thoughts." This message and my going along with it, has not served me well.
In contemplation we learn that we are not our thoughts. Our identity is hidden with Christ in God. This mystery is totally contrary to the messages I receive all day long in the media, from other people, from my upbringing, in my mind, and from my ego.
That said, I felt like I needed to be brought back to basics today, and this video from Richard Rohr on "Becoming Stillness" sure helped.