Do not judge your sits.
Whatever happens during Centering Prayer, let it go.
There is a lot of noise in the background.
Suddenly you hear sirens, lawnmowers, machinery, cars honking.
Let it go.
Your spouse, son, daughter, friend walks in on you.
Let it go.
Accept whatever happens as part of the process.
Let it go.
Open to the presence and actions of God within.
God is in both the noise and the silence.
Accept the moment exactly as it is.
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The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God by David Frenette
Living In God: Contemplative Prayer and Contemplative Action by Nicholas Amato
The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within by Christine Valters Paintner
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice by Cynthia Bourgeault
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