How do I start?
You make a decision.
I want to have a closer and more intimate relationship with God.
I want to make this a place I live from.
I want to discover how a daily practice will change my life.
It all starts with a decision to begin.
Now what do you do?
You do it!
Take baby steps.
Start with 5 minutes.
The first thing you do before you begin your day is your Centering Prayer sit.
If you must, set your alarm 5 minutes earlier.
It really is that simple.
It all comes down to a decision and then you start.
Let me know if you need help.
Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault
Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition by Thomas Keating
“My experience—from the depths of depression to the heights of joy—has taught me that the path toward wholeness takes patience and passion,” teaches Parker Palmer. With An Undivided Life, you will receive his timeless wisdom and guidance to help you discern, trust, and follow your authentic self at home, in your work, and in the world. We all yearn for a life that is whole—where “soul and role” are aligned and our innermost wisdom guides us in our actions. Perhaps no one has explored this topic more deeply than bestselling author and distinguished educator Parker J. Palmer.
David Frenette’s book The Path of Centering Prayer re-energized the Centering Prayer tradition with its fresh insights and teachings. This companion audio program—created to be equally rewarding as a stand-alone guide—gives listeners an immersive resource to learn contemplative prayer, step by step and in the moment. With clarity and compassionate presence, Frenette explains the essential principles of this contemplative practice for both new and seasoned practitioners, and then guides us experientially through core prayers and meditations.
Centering Prayer Course: A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God – Centering Prayer is a silent prayer practice that can move you toward a profound relationship with the Spirit of God within. It is a way of praying that opens the door to the Divine Indwelling—the ground of our being. With Centering Prayer, Father Thomas Keating and his colleagues Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Father Carl Arico present the first online course in this method for deepening your intimacy with God and ultimately consenting to the presence and action of the Divine in all aspects of your life.
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