A practical guide to transforming meditation.
Translated from the original French.
This is not a book, but the utterance of a continual search verified through experience. These are the words of a life. More than thirty years ago, the decisive
call came and there was no turning back:"Deep within, you are someone entirely different..." It was an explosion! But the Way still had to be found. The stages
succeeded one another, but always and obstinately in the same direction: contemplative Silence. Here alone are we placed before the power of the call and
the depths of its promises. We human beings are an abyss of dazzling mystery who come to self-realization only in and through contemplation, and no action
can replace it.
A person's entire being and behavior depend directly and completely on this beyond within... Such a conviction came through the most personal experiences,
in solitude and in the desert. It was unique. And the more it became unique, the more it opened upon the universal. Our Love, that great Silent One beyond all
words of love, first showed it to us; beginning with our wedding, it has penetrated step by step toward a sharing in meditation which has never ceased. This
has become our daily bread. Now we share it with hundreds of people who come from all spiritual, cultural, and geographic horizons searching for the
Essential. Bethanie, Center of Hesychast Meditation, Bible and Tradition located near Metz in eastern France, is the fruit of this experience.