“To live the new life that is offered us is to draw our energy from the source of life within us. As we have seen, too often we draw our energy from outside.”
I begin each day with a centering prayer sit.
Centering prayer fills my tank.
As the day progresses, I begin to run on fumes.
I stop what I do and I sit a second time with God.
I often sit a third time too.
These second and third sits refill my reservoir.
“We run on empty tanks. It is to fill our empty vessels that we come before the Lord in silence.” (Benignus reminds us.)
Where do you draw your energy from?
Do you realize that all that you need is within?
It has always been there.
It will continue to be there.
Learn to trust the energy that is within.
It will ground you.
It will refresh you.
It will be a place you come from.
It is your best teacher.
Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz
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