Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Seven Sacred Pauses 7: Compline

Seventh Hour: Compline We’re back to where we started. Back to darkness again, where we began in the first hour of the day. But not really. One of the great misunderstandings of spiritual life is the tendency to confuse cycles … Continue reading

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Seven Sacred Pauses 5: None

Fifth Hour:  None The fifth hour of the day, None. It’s mid-afternoon, three to six, the conclusion of the work day and the preparation for winding down in the evening. Metaphorically, this hour serves as a reminder that life continues … Continue reading

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Seven Sacred Pauses 4: Sext

Fourth Hour:  Sext Midday. Noon. The highest point in the sun’s arc as it passes through the sky. The tilting point of the day. Metaphorically, sext is the hour of greatest creativity and productivity, the time when the fire of … Continue reading

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Seven Sacred Pauses 2: Lauds

Second Hour:  Lauds I’ll admit it:  I’m not a morning person. At least most of the time. There come those rare moments, however, when I get up fully awake just as the sun is beginning to rise, and have the … Continue reading

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