Do You Feel Stuck In Life?

 

Do you feel stuck in life?

You are at a point where you think you need a change.

A BIG change!

This change might include:

-Move to another part of the country

-Make a decision to commit to a relationship

-Go back to school

-Transition to another career

-Quit your job

-Retire

-Become a caretaker for your parent(s)

-I am sure you can add to this list

What can you do?

How can you make certain you will make the right decision?

There is something you can do to help.

You can take key decisions like this to your centering prayer practice.

You bring them to your sit.

Let them go and give them to God.

And do your silent sit.

What happens during your sit?

You open to the presence and actions of God within.

God prays in you.

Do this for a period of time with these key decisions.

1 to 4 weeks if you must.

See what happens.

Now, how do you now feel about these decisions?

Do they still excite you?

Fear of getting out of your comfort zone is NEVER a reason not to move forward.

If the decision(s) will not harm you or others,

MOVE FORWARD!

Don’t worry, you can always pivot and adjust along the way.

Did you know that clarity comes with action?

If you take no action what happens?

NOTHING

DO NOT make key DECISIONS in life without pulling in God.

Bring them to your silent sits!

Go Further:

Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition  by Thomas Keating and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening were the first two books I read as I began my Centering Prayer practice.

An Ocean of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation by Martin Laird

Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation by Martin Laird

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

 

 

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Contemplative Light offers courses on contemplative practices (Christian Meditation, Centering Prayer, The Examen, Lectio Divina, The Jesus Prayer), the Christian mystics (ancient and current) and spiritual writing. Peruse their wonderful offerings.

Practicing the Presence of God by Pamela Begeman, Mary Ann Brussat, Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, David Frenette: We live in a world of complexity, fragmentation, noise, and haste. We sometimes find ourselves overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of tasks, appointments, and commitments facing us. How can we experience God in the midst of the busyness, responsibilities, and activities of our daily lives? By practice. By living more in the present moment. By practicing the presence of God in the present moment.

Silence and the Spiritual Journey by Contemplative Outreach: The purpose of our historical lifetime is to provide us with space for the upward journey of evolution into vertical time and our assimilation of the eternal values that Christ brought into the world. This journey consists of everything from great touches of God (consolations) to the Dark Nights.

Lectio Divina Heart to Heart – Listening and Living with God by Contemplative Outreach: The ancient practice of praying the Scriptures is being rediscovered and renewed in our time. Known as Lectio Divina (Divine Reading), it is one of the great treasures of the Christian tradition of prayer.

At the start of each day we ask, what is my greatest contribution today? How can I serve? At the end of each day, we look back and see what went well and where we want to improve. Through this process we learn to fully engage in each day, making the most of every moment all while achieving our goals.

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