Centering Prayer and Getting in the Flow


Force and flow.

Centering Prayer teaches us to let go.

We go with the flow.

We do not need to force things.

That is just too tiring.

It does not mean we do not work hard.

It does not mean we do not set goals.

It does not mean we do not accomplish things.

It does not mean we let others walk all over us and tell us what we must do.

We are still in charge of our lives.

It just means we learn to get into a flow.

This flow seems more natural and life giving.

We listen to what life tells us and we act accordingly.

We flow with life.


P.S. Need help listening to what your life tells you? Contact me about my coaching. I can help you.


Go Further:

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

Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz

Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength by April Yamasaki

Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us  by Albert Haase, OFM


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Enjoy my newest Centering Prayer video: We are not always our thoughts.

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Embracing Living: The Welcoming Prayer by Contemplative Outreach, Mary Dwyer, Therese Saulnier, Cherry Haisten, Jim McElroy: The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. If Centering Prayer (or another daily prayer) is practiced for one hour of the day, the Welcoming Prayer is for the other 23 hours. It is a “letting go” in the present moment, in the midst of the activity of ordinary life.

2 thoughts on “Centering Prayer and Getting in the Flow”

    1. Thanks. Centering Prayer has been so life giving and life changing to me that I simply wish to share it with those who want to learn more.

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