The 13th-century mystic Meister Eckhart was the most brilliant Christian scholar of his day, but he was also legendary for the way that he opened listeners to the direct experience of God during his public talks. Today, his written wisdom remains alive as ever, ready to illuminate us.
With Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom, James Finley, one of today’s best-known teachers of the Christian contemplative tradition, invites us into Eckhart's insights in the same way that this luminary teacher delighted in sharing them - through the spoken word. "The eye with which I see God is the eye with which God sees me." If the Divine dwells in all things, including ourselves, then why do we experience His presence only in fleeting moments, if at all? How do we let go of the illusions that imprison us to discover direct and felt liberation - not conceptually or in the afterlife - but right here and now? These were the questions that compelled Meister Eckhart to reflection, spiritual practice, and discovery. In this in-depth learning program, James Finley guides us through teachings and meditations for bringing Meister Eckhart's wisdom into our daily lives to find for ourselves "the indestructible joy that that transcends even death," and to experience God not as a separate being, but as the loving eternal center that sustains and embraces each of us and all of creation.
©2014 James Finley (P)2014 James Finley
Deep, Insightful, Boring
I love the way the author brings out the teachings of Eckhart!
The content is amazing, but because is so dry in presentation, it sometimes it's hard to stay engaged
it makes my mind remember what hes talking about during the day in moments of life that shine out for no reason. also made me change from let go to let flow
I enjoy audio books and blogging.
James Finleys' reflections.
Practical Mysticism. Both of these books address the practical dimension of spirituality.
Studying and understanding "detachment"
James Finley's reading conveys a deep understanding and interest in the subject matter. I appreciate the references to related books and authors such as Schurmann, Walsh, Woods, Davies, McGinn, Forman, and Smith
What Ekhart is saying is that all we've been given is God. We've been given God to give God to others. This "reciprocity of love" is the "birth of the Word in the soul". It is perceiving that all things have God as their ontological core.
This is a thoughtful and contemplative book that ascends toward God intellectually, leaving the work of the heart to the reader. That is to say It leads with intellect and asks the heart to follow. It's a treatise on detachment as a way to empty ones self to an infinite God. The author makes fine use of metaphor to describe ineffable spiritual experiences such as detachment, surrender, and abiding with God
Perfect for a weekend alone in quiet solitude. I listened to it in such a circumstance, and made a retreat out of it. Then listened again and again. Every single section is a treasure grove of wisdom. Again, utterly transformative!
Very informative. I'll be listening to this audio again and again. The information is presented by James Finley in an informative manner. I felt like I was sitting at the feet of a master teacher. It was a wonderful introduction to Meister Eckhart's life and teachings.
This is one of those books that stands out for me, among many wonderful books on the contemplative way. Dr. Finley brings alive the teachings of Eckhart in a way that is disarmingly personal and yet practical. It's almost more like a retreat than a book, to be experienced meditatively. It's not for everyone, but for anyone with an open heart to the mystical path, this is a gem.
I'd recommend exploring other books by Dr. Finley.
As the author is the narrator and obviously profoundly steeped in this material, the narration is seamless.
This product was way too overpriced. Much of the content here is not special and you can get it from other products that are way cheaper. I purposely gave it one star rating to keep people from making the same mistake I made which was buying this overpriced woo woo crap.
No, unless I got his products for free.
This product should be at 10 bucks or less. Not worth your money.
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