I call it the spaces between my thoughts. I enter them during my silent sit.
Sometimes they are short. Other times they are longer in duration.
I seem to emerge from my sit a new creation.
I arise from my sit calm, peaceful, energized and excited.
I find I am very productive after my sit.
I often discover solutions to problems that previously seemed to elude and hide from me.
What happens in the spaces between my thoughts? Why are they important?
God is in action.
God prays in us.
Think of it as a reverse prayer.
We can take theses prayers with us as we arise from our sits.
We take them with us into our day and into the tasks that we need to perform.
God wants us to be calm. God wants us to have inner peace not turmoil.
God wants us to have energy to accomplish our tasks. Gods wants us to have excitement for life!
God wants us to enjoy life and the relationships we have with others. God wants us to live productive lives.
God wants us to find solutions to the challenges that we face.
Why wouldn’t God want all of this for us?
God loves us!
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