Have you ever considered a mini centering prayer session?
Let me explain.
Perhaps you arrive five to ten minutes early for your doctor appointment. You are a bit nervous. Take a five-minute sit in your car before you walk in.
You just parked your car at work. You have an important presentation to make. You are a little bit anxious. Take a five-minute sit and then head in.
You have an interview for a position that you are very excited about. A job that you want has just opened. Before you begin what might be a one or two hour interview ordeal, take a five-minute silent sit.
Lastly, you have had a long day at work. You are tired. You cannot wait to head home, decompress and just relax. Take a silent sit. Then drive home.
I do not suggest that you shorten your normal centering prayer sits. I simply recommend that you add mini centering prayer sits from time to time.
God loves to sit with you. It does not matter if it is five minutes or twenty minutes. God is delighted that you have chosen to visit with Him.
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice by Cynthia Bourgeault
Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition by Thomas Keating
The Path of Centering Prayer by David Frenette
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