Life moves fast!
Are you sleepwalking through life?
Are you living life or letting life live you?
Do you feel like you just go through the motions day after day after day?
That is why I practice Centering Prayer.
Centering Prayer slows me down.
It connects me to God.
It allows me to enjoy the present moment.
It helps me see what my life tells me.
I can react accordingly.
My life seems to spawn from my silent sits.
I no longer just go through the motions.
I live life with purpose.
My silent sits ground me and are a strong base from which I operate.
Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition by Thomas Keating and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault were the first two books I read as I began my Centering Prayer practice.
An Ocean of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation by Martin Laird
Jesus the Teacher Within by Laurence Freeman
Moving from Stress to Joy by Nicholas Amato
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