“My mind wanders during Centering Prayer.”
I often hear many people say this.
Perhaps you need to change your sacred word.
Let me explain.
When your mind begins to plan the day or remember a disagreement you had with
a friend, you ever so gently come back to the sacred word to bring yourself back to
There are multiple types of sacred words:
Sacred glance (eyes are open and you stare at a spot 4-6 feet in front of you)
I am a visual person. That is probably why I gravitated to a sacred image.
If you are an auditory learner you might do better with a sacred word.
If you are a kinesthetic learner, the sacred breath might work best too.
If you worry you might fall asleep try the sacred glance.
I always encourage people to use what works best for them.
Just stick with the same method during your sit.
Let me know if I can help.