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Voices 64: Ruth Hofmann, PA, Centering Prayer and the Healing of the False Self

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Voices of Grace and Gratitude
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64

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English Transcript: 

The psychological paradigm that Fr. Thomas explains in his book Open Mind, Open Heart introduces the concept of the false self and the true self and that was a real eye-opener for me to realize that I was operating from my false self system. And, of course, we all long to be our true selves – to be who God really meant us to be. So, through this practice of the prayer where we let go of our thoughts and return to the presence of God, this has healed me and I continue to be healed and I will be for the reminder of my life. But it’s helped me become more peaceful and loving and compassionate toward myself and others. 


 

Spanish Transcript: 

La Oración Centrante y la sanación del falso yo.

El paradigma psicológico que el Padre Thomas presenta en su libro Mente Abierta, Corazón abierto introduce el concepto del falso yo y del verdadero yo, y ese fue todo un descubrimiento para mi, porque me di cuenta de que estaba operando desde mi falsa autoestima. Y por supuesto, todos anhelamos convertirnos en nuestro yo verdadero – ser quiénes Dios realmente quiso que fuéramos. Por lo tanto, gracias a esta práctica de oración en la que entregamos nuestros pensamientos y regresamos a la presencia de Dios, he sanado y continuo sanando, y así será por el resto de mi vida. Pero me ha ayudado a sentirme más en paz y a volverme más amorosa y compasiva con respecto a mi misma y a los demás.

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Centering Prayer