Do you take the time to be silent and still the mind?
We all need a dose of daily silence.
Silence connects us to our deeper self.
This is the self that wishes to come out and play.
Sometimes we are afraid to connect to this self.
Other times we lack the confidence to do the things this self wants to do.
We come up with all kinds of excuses as to why this self will never happen.
We often fill our days with busy tasks and never let this self do it’s work.
We tell ourselves someday I will do, you fill in the __________.
What holds you back from letting this self out?
P.S. Need help letting this self out? Contact me about my coaching. I might be able to help.
Holy Silence by J. Brent Bill
Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz
E-courses make meaningful holiday gifts. Enjoy a few selections below:
Photography as a Spiritual Path: For Jan Phillips, photography has always been an act of intimacy — whether between other individuals and herself, the earth and herself, or the great mysteries and herself. She writes, “Because of this intimacy, more of me is poured out into the world, and more of me is fed and taught by the world. It is a great opening when one looks through the lens — a mighty opportunity for a magical exchange.”
The Grace of Advent: Consent to Contemplative Living by Contemplative Outreach- It might be said that the spiritual journey is a series of consents, an accumulation of our Yes to God in big and small ways, day after day after day. Our practices, which start out as structures to encourage and assist our softening to Yes, over time become a way of life, a way of being in constant relationship with our Beloved.
Writing as a Spiritual Practice: This course helps you to access the rich spiritual stories that lie deeply within you. Words are powerful. The words that you write can be used to:
- help you understand yourself better – and therefore divine God’s purpose in your life
- facilitate healing of spiritual wounds
- minister to others more effectively
- share your testimonies of how God has worked in your life
This essential course on Christian Mysticism combines a look at practices and background, teaching and historical development of Christian Mysticism.
Part I of the course examines in-depth traditional practices of the Christian mystics, including:
- The Examen
- Centering Prayer
- Lectio Divina
- The Jesus Prayer
- Christian Meditation
Part II of the course takes a close look at the tradition of Christian mysticism through both ancient and modern lenses using the practice of The Jesus Prayer as a jumping off point to illuminate the contemplative path in both theory and practice, including:
- The threefold path of Christian Mysticism
- The difference between waking up and growing up
- Integral teaching
- Perspectives from Contemporary Psychology
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Prayer-Bracelet: It can be prayed informally throughout the day. In traffic, a long line, or in distress we can repeat the Jesus Prayer.
Drawing from the wisdom of monastic life, modern psychology and best practices in personal productivity, the Monk Manual provides a daily system that will help you find clarity, purpose, wisdom, and peace in the moments that make up your life.
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