The silence of Centering Prayer is a safe place to sit with and then ever so gently let go of your often harmful emotions.
You do not need to carry the weight of your emotions with you all day.
It is just too tiring!
It impacts your productivity and focus.
It hurts your relationships with others.
Bring these emotions to your silent sit and leave them there.
I have noticed that the silence often seems to replace these emotions with:
– Inner peace
– Wisdom for daily tasks
– Excitement for life
I arise from my sit a different person than the one who entered it.
I then take these new dispositions into my daily life, relationships and tasks.
Whenever I again feel the heavy weight of these harmful emotions, all I need to do is once again enter the silence of Centering Prayer.
And let the silence heal me and soothe me.
Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer by Richard Rohr
Living In God: Contemplative Prayer and Contemplative Action by Nicholas Amato
Christian Meditation by James Finley
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