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We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer.

Voices 93: Christine Bender, CO, Centering Prayer and the Reawakening of the Wonder of Life

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Voices of Grace and Gratitude
Week: 
93

Voices of Grace & Gratitude are joyful expressions of grace and gratitude from the worldwide community of Contemplative Outreach for the gift of Centering Prayer in their lives and its meaning for all creation. A new video will be presented every Monday. May they serve to lift your hearts.

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English Transcript: 

Since Centering Prayer there is less an expectation of what life has to be. Generally, we know that we schedule our lives; we plan our lives; and those interpretations or the turns that our life takes are the things that sort of mess us up; but, with Centering Prayer and the realization that God is present in everything, there’s less of a hold on those expectations. So, there’s less startle or disappointment when things don’t go the way that I think. And this makes life more flow – more flowing. It’s as though God is present in everything and I’m waiting for God to surprise me.   


 

Spanish Transcript: 

La Oración Centrante y un nuevo despertar a la maravilla que es la vida

Desde que hago Oración Centrante hay menos expectativas respecto de cómo tiene que ser la vida. Generalmente sabemos que proyectamos nuestra vida, la planeamos; y esas interpretaciones, o las vueltas que da nuestra vida son lo que nos complica; pero con la Oración Centrante y la conciencia de que Dios está presente en todo, esas expectativas tienen menos poder. Así que hay menos conmoción, menos desilusión, cuando las cosas no salen como creía. Y eso hace que la vida fluya más, que sea más fluida. Es como si Dios estuviera presente en todo y yo estuviera esperando que me sorprenda.

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Centering Prayer