I recently provided a Centering Prayer overview to a group of folks at a church.
We talked virtually via Zoom video.
I was not on location.
I heard the following comment regarding Centering Prayer:
“It is nice to just be.”
Centering Prayer is a form of silent prayer.
It is wordless prayer.
We just sit with God.
We bring no agenda.
We rest in the rest of God.
That is it!
Centering Prayer helps us to just be.
Why is this important?
We live in a fast paced world.
We often feel that we should be doing.
We must be productive.
We don’t allow ourselves to slow down and just be with life.
What does just being look like?
-Enjoy a meal
-Engage in conversation with family or friends
-Watch the sun rise or set
-Drink a cup of coffee or tea
-Read a book
-Watch a movie
-Take a walk
-Go to a park
Did you realize that the times when you can just be prepare you for the times when you need to do?
In fact, you probably will be more productive because you practice how to just
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