Fr John Callahan remembers Anthony de Mello saying that prayer was like a river, ‘it would flow’, he said, ‘there was no need to force it’. Using this wisdom from one of the finest spiritual teachers of modern times, Fr Callanan, outlines how to deal with darker moments that sometimes arise during prayer and how we can overcome them.
John Callanan SJ was taken by the different styles of meditation after attending a number of workshops given by de Mello. This led to his four books on the insights and prayer style of Anthony de Mello and he regularly gives talks about Eastern and Western style prayer. He is the author of The Spirit of Tony de Mello, Dreaming with Tony de Mello, Finding Fire with Tony de Mello and Watering the Desert with Tony de Mello.