Letters to Jesus (Transcendence and Contemplation)-5
Contemplative prayer seeks to accomplish the purpose for which we were created – union with You. When we are able to grind off all the dross of life, all the emotions, all the attachments, all the selfishness we, with the help of Your grace, might come to realize that our center is You and to be one with that center is a special gift at the magnetic core of our nature.
We seldom think about that core, let alone try to visit it because so much has to be put aside to make the trip. The gift that enables us to do this comes in the form of graces like motivation, introspection and restlessness. Through these graces we move toward contemplation; and when we move toward contemplation we move toward You. The “nirvana” of this life is self-transcendent contemplation.