Managing Monday with Evelyn Underhill (take 2)

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

This week we continue looking at some insights from Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) who is remembered as a pacifist and for her writing on Christian mysticism, her best known book being Mysticism (1911). An Anglo-Catholic, she was doubtful of state religion and placed great store on the heart and experience. She led many spiritual retreats for the Anglican Church, was an active proponent of contemplative prayer, and served as a spiritual director to hundreds of people.

  • If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshiped – Evelyn Underhill
  • Most of our conflicts and difficulties come from trying to deal with the spiritual and practical aspects of life separately instead of realizing them as parts of one whole – Evelyn Underhill
  • On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are the sure marks of the amateur – Evelyn Underhill
  • After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life – Evelyn Underhill
  • We spend most of our life conjugating three verbs: to want, to have, and to do – Evelyn Underhill

As always, nice chatting…

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