BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf. I just finished reading Silf’s book this week, working through it with my LBC (ladies book. 10th Anniversary Edition Whatever path you’re on, God is there to guide you Anyone seeking to deepen his or her relationship with God will greatly benefit. “Inner Compass is lucidly written, down-to-earth, free of jargon, and full of hope and Margaret Silf discusses Ignatian Spirituality with Paul Campbell, SJ.
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Lastly, if you do journey through this book, Compase would love to know how you would define “the gap” that Silf describes, in your own words. Worth revisiting every few years.
I found through my LBC that many of the visualizations did not work for everyone, but everyone was able to connect to at least one or two of the major imagery-segments that Silf provided. This will ground your desires and help you get in touch with the tangible nature of them.
Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf
When I look at the nature of my own desires, I see these two directions of thrust: We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We discover the false messages we tell ourselves and the learn true self God has given us.
Apr 15, Tim rated it really liked it Shelves: A landmark in the inner journey of prayer. Highly readable exploration of Ignatian spirituality, with a variety of reflection activities to allow for individual contemplation of self and God. Read it for yourself and see that there are no such motives for Knner as she ascribes.
The first time I read it, there was a lot of time in between reading chapters, and Ailf think I’m going to read it again on a consistent schedule to really learn more from it. Our discussion group’s take on it at times almost appeared to me to be a ‘cop-out’.
This book is slowly helping me to reflect on my past, understand my present emotions and difficulties, thank God for the incredible blessings He has given me, and seek the peace and wisdom I need to determine my future. We are certainly challenged to view ourselves differently, but she is very gentle in what we do next with that, there is not enough emphasis on how to then take these new realizations and exercises and push ourselves to marbaret new level.
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Aug 14, Simon added it. This book was a slow and deep drink for me! God hasn’t thought of something that Satan mentions to him, He wonders and doubts, etc.
I found through my LBC that many of the visualizations did not work for everyone, but everyone was innfr to connect to at least one or two of the major imagery-segments that Silf provided. Deep stuff, hard to fathom and even harder to accept for those of us margsret are already hard on ourselves. Ignatius’s work, it makes me wonder if she is doing a similarly careless job filtering it for us. The majority of the book reflects on the First Week of the exercises which center on learning to discern the inner movements of our hearts.
I love the idea of the light of God and our choice to either face it and all it illuminates, both good and bad or to keep our backs to it allowing our line of sight to be darkened by our own shadow, creating a shadow that might darken the world for others, or worse, that the darkness of our creation will actually worsen the world.
And of even more value are the practices she introduces to recognize our deep desires, and how uncomfortable they might really be, but once glimpsed, how uncomfortable our current status or situation becomes. An excellent guide to St. I appreciated the ability to recognize that almost everything can be offered in some prayer-like way.
BOOK REVIEW – Inner Compass by Margaret Silf
As Silf writes, “Take it gently, and enjoy the landscape as you go Aug 20, Andrew rated it really liked it. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: There is great value in the chapter on Tracking Our Vompass. Jan 03, Elaine rated it really liked it Shelves: That, if we stay close to him, comlass are consecrated in him, and then every time we are broken a little, every time we “die a little to siilf we are able to move closer to him, to his suffering, and with each break and sacrifice we are giving to others in some measure.
Don’t let that stop you reading it. The Thrust of Our Desiring Desire is a strong work, full of energy. I will be coming back to this book again and again. Life is too short. So what went wrong?
While reflective, the work exudes a congenial, practical outlook and a thoroughly modern sensibility. A practical guide to being attentive to the inner movements of the soul as it relates to how we can choose well in life. To view it, click here.
She draws out the value of all we experience. Recognizing our attachments I found it very rewarding, and a very workable introduction to Ignatian spirituality, but without enough of the history and direct drawing from St.
The use of the “Godseed” metaphor, while I understand it, sometimes had me giggling like a twelve year old boy. During months of rehabilitation he asked for romantic novels but was only able to obtain religious literature.
While reflective, the work exudes a congenial, practical outlook and a thoroughly modern sensibility.
Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality
Silf provides real tools in recognizing the triggers for both our desolations and consolations and I find this to be of great value lots of underlines and highlights!
Ignatius of Loyola’s “Spiritual Exercises. Silf’s simple diagram of 3 concentric circles is a touchstone for understanding one’s journey: Loyola Press offices will be closed beginning at 2: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Posted Margarett 22, Book: I call these my root desires.
Jul 07, Massanutten Regional Inmer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Finding Our Past in God. Deep stuff, hard to fathom and even harder to accept for those of us who are already hard on ourselves.