The light rushing in during contemplative prayer might contain more psychologically-based material than is otherwise apparent
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.
“This watching of our thoughts is probably the most effective way of managing our thoughts.”
- Mary Margaret Funk
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.