Christian Mindfulness

Tuesday Tip with Rich: Sitting

When I first started to practice silence it was painful.

I had heard that silence will transform you.

So, I began to sit in silence.

It was brutal!

I set a timer and sat for 1-3 minutes and dreaded it.

I did not know what to do in the silence. 

I just knew it will change me. 

I then came across Centering Prayer.

I discovered a container for the silence.

I have not looked back.

As much as possible I try to practice centering prayer twice per day.

My first sit in the morning prepares me for the day!

My second sit later in the day recharges and refreshes me.

I need both sits.

They make me whole!

Let me know if I can help.

Two Kinds of Magic Moment

Two Kinds of Magic Moment

One of my many privileges in life, and there are a lot of them, is to live in a place of great natural beauty. Accustomed to seasons of changing leaves, barren trees, snowfall, the budding, fragrant spring, and the majesty of a summer thundershower in my childhood in Germany, admittedly the low rate of seasonal change in California took some getting used to.