Centering prayer has taught me that balance is very important. I need balance between silence and action. All actions are rooted in silence.
At work, I have multiple tasks that need to get done. I need to slow down. I need to write down the tasks that need to get done. I then take a moment of silence. I ask God. “What is it that You want me to do today. What is it that You want me to focus on just today?” I begin each day in this manner.
I do the same thing at home. I take a moment of silence before each day starts. After my morning sit, I ask God, “What is it that You want me to do today? What do You want me to do for or with each child or with the family? What do You want me to do for or with my wife?
Every day, I strongly believe that it is important to pause. Be silent. And ask God questions. I view God as my daily partner each day. God wants us to ask Him (Her) questions.
God wants to be intimately involved in all aspects of our lives. As Mother Teresa mentions, “The more we can give in our silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life.”
I encourage you to start your day this way too. Go ahead. Ask God a few questions.