Why subscribe?

The Contemplify NonRequired Reading List kindles the examined life for contemplatives in the world through readings from the contemplative edges. Each month’s missive poetically muses on being a contemplative in the world and recommends 2-3 books. You also get to participate in seasonal equinox Lo-Fi & Hushed Contemplative Practice Sessions.

These recommendations offer a glimpse of why these readings (books, articles, etchings on bathroom stall doors, etc.) should meet your eyeballs, and on the rare occasion, change your life.

Why uptick to be a paid subscriber?

All of the same reasons above, plus you can participate in weekly Lo-Fi & Hushed Contemplative Practice Sessions. Learn more at contemplify.com/hushnow

About me

I am…

I have…

  • Helped thousands live a more contemplative life through my day job

  • Trouble returning phone calls, emails, texts, faxes, and letters

  • Received an award for contemplative education

  • Co-hosted the podcast, Another Name for Every Thing

  • Always preferred eating cookies in batches of three

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*All shenanigans, tom foolery and bally hoo posted on Contemplify are my own. Contemplify is not connected to or representative of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s views on any matter, of any sort. Capiche?

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Paul Swanson

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