Welcome to The Contemplative Life. This is a website and blog devoted to exploring modern contemplative spirituality in all of its diverse forms.
The mystics from each religious tradition believe that spirituality – our connection to God, or, for some, our Spiritual Ground, Source, or Ultimate Reality – lies at the heart of religion. While various scriptures, theologies, rituals, and traditions can provide diverse ways of understanding our experience, the mystics insist that it is this connection which can truly transform a human being. Following the lead of the world's great contemplatives, here we will explore the experiential side of religion.