The most important thing is to do the practice!
You can read all the books you want.
Or watch all the videos you wish.
If you do not do the practice,
It will not do you.
The silence of Centering Prayer has changed my life.
And the silence of Centering Prayer will change your life too.
Centering Prayer is not a sprint.
It is a long term marathon with God.
Centering Prayer practiced daily, weekly, monthly, yearly will transform you.
Centering Prayer does not replace other forms of prayer. It complements them.
(If you want more information on Centering Prayer contact me. I will send you my Free Ebook.)
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice by Cynthia Bourgeault
Intimacy with God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating
Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition by Thomas Keating
The Path of Centering Prayer by David Frenette
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