Who am I?
You best express who you are when you do the things that make you feel alive.
These things are usually outside of your comfort zone.
You stretch and push and challenge yourself until you finally arrive.
However, the truth is you never fully arrive because who you are is not an end point but a wonderful journey.
Who you are usually involves helping and serving others.
Who you are is not a selfish endeavor but rather a selfless one.
Who you are is often best discovered when you balance action with silence.
When you take action you gain clarity.
When you rest and become silent you give your inner wisdom a chance to emerge and express itself.
Centering Prayer is a wonderful practice that will gently nudge this inner wisdom into much needed action.
Centering Prayer helps me discern my daily actions.
Silence teaches me who I am.
Silence will teach you who you are.
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Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz
The Naked Now by Richard Rohr
An Ocean of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation by Martin Laird
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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.
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- minister to others more effectively
- share your testimonies of how God has worked in your life
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