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Twitter Snapshot: Brother Paulus Terwitte asks, "Where are you?"

Posted by: Matthew Trost

A Capuchin friar and a household name in Germany, Brother Paulus Terwitte looks at the possibility of a simple, contemplative spiritual life — in a world laden with distractions and complications. Is posting a Twitter Snapshot slightly … ironic? Twitter users meditated on this, and other questions:

Google is the new forbidden apple.. Brother Terwitte.. – Gabelapagos

Terwitte on why we engage in “organized doing nothing” (pray, meditate, etc.). “We want to find the inner voice of things.” – brainpicker

Brother Paulus Terwitte: “We have again become primitive hunter gatherers – we are gathering information” #TED – WiredUK

now Monk dude is listing how many friends and followers he has on facebook and twitter etc haha AWESOME – grumblemouse

Paulus Terwitte providing an interesting perspective on social media and contemplating the world – what really matters? #TED – bwdumars

Paulus Terwitte: gives the audience 15 seconds in silence to think (and conducts this by holding up his hand). Felt like a century. – kokoe2

If you’re on Twitter, share your own ruminations under the tag #TED.