How To Become A Mystic Parent

In a recent piece in the thoughtful Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, writer and poet Christiana N. Peterson writes about the trade-off in her life between a path of mysticism and motherhood in “Maybe Tomorrow I Will Be A Mystic Mom.”

As a mother of three Peterson finds it difficult to cultivate the kinds of experiences that lead to the faith expression of a Simone Weil, Thomas Keating, Merton, and Nouwen. Peterson writes “Did I take a pass on mysticism when I became a mother and not a nun? Distractions abound and solitude takes so much energy.”