The Thinkery cultivates thinking and thoughtfulness in the world today. Life is better when we switch off the brain's autopilot and are more thoughtful about ourselves, each other, and the world around us.
The Thinkery is about thoughtfully seeking the truth. Inquisitive minds, kind people, and all points of view are welcome. We practice classical tolerance — elitism toward ideas and egalitarianism toward persons. We expect disagreement. We insist on respect. We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for exchanging views. You will be challenged and stretched. You will be respected and valued. You will be heard. We care about what you think, but most of all we care about you. If this is a culture that fits you, we invite you to join us.
Brother Lawrence was a man of humble beginnings who discovered the greatest secret of living in the kingdom of God here on earth. It is the art of “practicing the presence of God in one single act that does not end.” He believed that God paints Himself in the depths of our souls, and we can merely open our hearts to enjoy His presence.
As a humble cook, Brother Lawrence learned an important lesson through each daily chore: The time he spent in communion with God should be the same, whether he was bustling around in the kitchen or on his knees in prayer.
Let's discuss the concepts that this classic book presents and how we might practically apply them to our everyday lives. You're welcome to join us, whether you've read the book or not. See you there!