Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain
but for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield
but to my own strength.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved
but hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Grant that I may not be a coward,
feeling Your mercy in my success alone;
But let me find the grasp of Your hand in my failure.
Clint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light and also host of The Contemplative Light podcast. He is an award-winning writer. He has published poetry and prose in various publications including The Tulane Review, Paste Magazine and Dabel Brothers. His paper Bunuel and Surrealism: The Changing Manifestations won best paper at the 2012 Conference of The Americas. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery and is certified in Mindfulness, Hypnosis, and Telehealth. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, CBT, psychoanalytic models, brainspotting, Integral Theory, body therapy, and sound healing. He also hosts a podcast on mental health, The Sanity Sessions: Exploring Mental Illness And Maladaptations. He offers Executive Coaching for Mental Health and Mindset. If interested, contact him at thesanitysessions[at]gmail[dot]com.
Books & Publications
The Contemplative JOurney
Preparation for Great Light
This is the kind of book that you don’t usually get from spiritual writers early in their career – where they candidly reveal the significant religious experiences that have shaped them. Here, Sabom gives us a collection of essays from different seasons of his life, telling how he journeyed from a vague pluralism back to the Christianity of his childhood. In a Benedictine monastery, and in wandering solitude, he re-discovers the faith’s mystical origins. These anecdotes of sacred encounter and inner exploration testify to the power of prayer and the Infinite grace of God…
Mystics and Mysticism
People on the path of inner awakening the world over find inspiration in the writings from the mystical and contemplative traditions, those whom Evelyn Underhill called “humanity’s finest flower.” This short collection brings together timeless wisdom and insight from awakened spiritual teachers like Meister Eckhart, Dionysius The Areopagite, Teresa of Avila, and Eastern teachers like Lao Tzu, Ramana Maharshi, and Nisargadatta Maharaj to help illuminate the inner journey toward wholeness, awareness, and divine love.