Silence Is God’s Classroom


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?


Go Further:

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

Be Still and Listen: Experience the Presence of God in Your Life by Amos Smith

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2 thoughts on “Silence Is God’s Classroom”

  1. These are true of my silent, alone times with God as well. Thank you for sharing your list. What it proves is that God is active in the silence. We center our thoughts and being in Him and He keeps us centered. Thanks, Rich.

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