'The contemplative attitude can also be born in you when you take the time to notice these compelling instances of spirit, and many more, manifested in nature, being and life. One of the most fundamental ways to be a mystic in the world is to give yourself the time each day to appreciate what is always before you. Contemplation begins with what the English mystical tradition calls “a long, loving look at the real.” The contemplative attitude is a very natural way of knowing when we understand the value of silence, the quiet and stillness. As we develop the habit of noticing, of deep looking, then instances of epiphany in the natural world and daily life take us more and more into contemplation. . …'
- Wayne Teasdale