Dom Bede's Legacy of Contemplative Theology is apparent in Prior Cyprian Consiglio of New Camaldoli Hermitage at Lucia Bay - Big Sur, CA
From the Preface:
"The most important thing is to find peace and share it with others.”
~ Thich Nhat Hahn
Cyprian is succint in his representation of the Contemplative Life. He demonstrates here in the Preface of "Prayer in the Cave of the Heart" how people are to approach the cultivation of contemplative practice in order to find peace and share it.
1. The spiritual experience shows that the contemplative life comes from the direct experience of the God of Love as the center of one’s being.
2. A contemplative’s true vocation ultimately is to convey people to an experience of interiority, an experience of the indwelling presence of God.
3. Commitment to daily practice is essential; it is the foundation of conscious living.