The best way to start your day is with a morning silent sit.
During the work week, I set my alarm 20 minutes early. I head to the basement where I sit on a couch for my first centering prayer sit.
Often, I light a candle, set my sit time for 20 minutes on the iPhone application and then begin my sit.
I use the Contemplative Outreach Centering Prayer App that is compatible with the iPhone. I love it because it has an opening prayer and beginning and ending sound choices. You can select the sounds that will suit you best.
On the weekend I do not set my alarm. I take my sit after I awake.
I have found that this is a wonderful way to start my day! God and I partner to begin our day. Sometimes I awake anxious and think about the tasks I need to accomplish this day.
I am always amazed by how calm, excited and energized I feel after this sit. I am ready for the day!
I encourage you to sit first thing in the morning too.
Let me know how it goes.
David Frenette, The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God
Cynthia Bourgealt, Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice
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