Silence is God’s classroom. That is why I return to it each day!
It is nice to take a step back and observe God’s activity in my life.
Let me share insights/fruits that I have experienced as a result of my Centering Prayer practice:
- Centering prayer is my invitation to slow down!
- When I slow down I learn to listen and see from my heart.
- I need silent pauses throughout the day. They help me to operate and listen from my heart.
- Watch and observe things without inner judgment.
- Be present and enjoy life’s moments. Life moves fast.
- Discern if my action will bring inner peace and without harm to another.
- I often do not need to take an immediate and impulsive action.
- Wait: Be Patient.
- Sometimes no action is needed.
- Stop worrying. It serves no purpose.
- Centering Prayer seems to teach me to take one of the four below actions:
~Do not do it.
~Let go of extraneous information and discern the information needed to make a wise decision.
- Do not overcomplicate things.
- Each day is a new beginning.
- I can begin again each moment.
- Do not be jealous of others’ success. Be happy for them. Help them succeed.
- Take small steps each day: God’s clarity comes with action.
- Fear is never a reason not to try something new.
- Trust my Inner Nudges.
- God is present all the time: silent and nonsilent times.
- God is in both the noise and the silence.
- God is a constant and ever loving Presence.
- I sit with Jesus so I can walk with Jesus.
I encourage you to also take a step back and observe your life.
Where do you see God’s activity in your life? What fruits and insights has God revealed to you?
To go further I recommend:
Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment by J. Brent Bill.
Living in God: Contemplative Prayer and Contemplative Action by Nicholas Amato.
Moving from Stress to Joy by Nicholas Amato.
Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life by Phileena Heuertz
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