Fr. Thomas Keating wanted to include a poem he had written in the next printing of Peter Jones’ other book, From the Mind to the Heart. Peter encouraged his Uncle Thomas to submit more poems, and from that request, seven additional poems are the centerpiece of this beautifully-designed book.
What emerges from the core of Fr. Thomas’s thinking is an alternate way of articulating high spiritual concepts inside short intereconnected verses that provide an ambience in which to absorb them. Charlotte Frieze, author and artist, has contributed her watercolor paintings depicting the sea, forever in a state of transformation and transcendence.
In 2020, Cynthia Bourgeault gave an in-depth and beautiful teaching on these poems, the recording of which you can find here on the Contemplative Outreach YouTube channel.