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.