What are your Centering Prayer bookends?
Let me explain.
First, I will say the most important thing is to do the practice.
When you do it, it has a way of doing you:)
Now back to the bookends.
I like to give my practice some structure.
Before I begin my sit I like to read my mantras.
These are statements about my family, personal and career life that are important to me.
Many of them are dreams and goals.
I like to read them to God.
Of course I let them go as I begin my sit.
And open to the presence and actions of God within.
(After my sits I determine if I need to change them or nix one or two.)
What is my second bookend?
Before I get on with my day, I like to read for five or ten minutes from a book I enjoy.
Then I get up and move into my day if the morning sit or continue my day if my second sit.
There you have it.
My Centering Prayer bookends: Mantras and reading.
Of course the most important thing is the sit itself.
P.S. Need help with your practice? Contact me. I can help you.
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