“Sometimes I don’t want to practice Centering Prayer.”
That is normal.
You are human.
You are busy.
Your mind is preoccupied.
There are way too many things that need to get done today.
The key is to do it anyway.
It does not matter how you feel.
This is only a thought or an emotion.
Let go of this thought or emotion.
It is not who you are and what you are capable of accomplishing today.
The silence of Centering Prayer has a way of giving time back to you.
Did you ever notice that?
You still seem to be able to attend to all your tasks.
In fact, you seem to be more present and productive because you took the time to sit in the silence of Centering Prayer.
Even better when you choose to sit twice per day.
Next time you tell yourself I don’t have the time, let the silence of Centering Prayer begin and prepare you for the day.
And when your reservoir begins to run dry and you run on fumes, take a second sit so you can reset, refresh and start again.
You will be glad you did.
You need these special silent times.
Jesus the Teacher Within by Laurence Freeman
Enjoy my past review of Manifesting God by Thomas Keating.
I am currently reading The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe by Richard Rohr.
Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic, Jesus crossed all of the boundary lines that separated the people of his time because he viewed the world from the perspective of what unites us, not what divides us. In these intimate sessions, Adya invites us to consider the man known as Jesus as a model of enlightened engagement with the world. He examines the story of Jesus from his birth to the Resurrection to reveal how the central events in Jesus’ life parallel the stages of spiritual awakening that we may be called to experience ourselves.
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