Spiritual Accompaniment and the Mystery of Interiority

  • Jean Evans Mercy Center, Burlingame, California, USA
Keywords: Spiritual Accompaniment, Mystery of Interiority, consciousness of holy mystery, Human authenticity


Noticing, looking to one’s interior is an avenue to consciousness. And this is living the spiritual life: consciousness of holy mystery. A friendship that is deep, mutual and that shares common values can be an anchor of good sense, a challenge when we have lost our way. Human authenticity is not some pure quality, some serene freedom from all oversights, all misunderstandings, and all sins. Rather it consists in a withdrawal from unauthenticity, and the withdrawal is never a permanent achievement. It is ever precarious, ever to be achieved afresh.


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