“I want to be more rooted and grounded in God.”
Perhaps you need to ask yourself a few questions.
Why do you feel that you are not rooted and grounded in God?
What does this even mean?
Are you disappointed in your prayer life?
Do you have a prayer life?
Are you bored with your prayer life?
If you want to be rooted and grounded in God you will need to spend time with God.
One way to root and ground yourself in God is with a silent prayer practice such as Centering Prayer.
Silent prayer is not meant to replace your other forms of prayer. It complements them. By all means do not stop doing them!
Silent prayer allows you to go deeper.
You go beyond words and emotions.
You connect with God who is within you.
Yes, you heard that right. God is within you.
God patiently waits for you to slow down, be quiet and silently sit.
Did you ever notice that God’s language is silence and if we do not quiet ourselves we will never hear it?
A daily commitment to a silent prayer practice will connect you to God at a much deeper level than you might be accustomed to.
Over time you notice that these silent sits ground you and root your actions.
These silent sits become a place you come from.
They teach you how to live.
They help you obtain the freedom to become your true self: the person God intends you to be.
And that is why we continue to show up to our silent sits.
We are never done becoming the person God intends us to be.
I find that very exciting!
And I hope you do too!
A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation by Martin Laird
Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz
Merton’s Palace of Nowhere by James Finley
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