Sunday January 14: Stillness: Where the Heart Listens and the Soul Discerns

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    • Posted by pbegeman on January 12, 2024 at 8:48 pm #140890

      To Practice

      • ‘Know that what you seek is already here …’. Remember this as you prepare for your next Centering Prayer session. Affirm and consent to the Divine presence, experienced as the ground of everything, the ground of you.
      • Pray these passages again in the manner of Lectio Divina, speaking them out loud to engage your senses and affirm them in your being. What do you hear for your journey now?

      If you wish, you may re-read the full email reflection here:

    • Posted by Frank Pendola on January 14, 2024 at 9:07 am #140916

      I so love that our Contemplative Outreach community is acknowledging and using the insights and wisdom of the Center for Acton and Contemplation community. ( The meditation from 3/10/2020).

      This tells me that real UNITY is actually unfolding among many many seekers and contemplative practitioners.

      How wonderful!

      Frank Pendola

      CO of Ct.


    • Posted by Susan Kenney on January 14, 2024 at 12:25 pm #140919

      I am a member of the Association of Contemplative Women. The Association was begun by cloistered nuns who responded to Vatican II by reaching across  their individual enclosures and eventually out to contemplative women outside the cloister. This bold move came out of extended periods of silence. These women trusted that silence would not be diluted by moving out of the cloister.

    • Posted by Thomas Lloyd on January 14, 2024 at 7:08 pm #140929

      I am always I interested in how God works in our lives. In CO we seek that in silence, but in these readings Jesus shows us another way in actual life. Jesus does not call Andrew and John, rather they are moved to follow him and almost instantaneously discover the Christ. So many times in my life people have appeared, and not by chance, but by the working  of the Holy Spirit. Jesus even thanks the Father for giving Him these chosen ones. He did not pick them but allowed God to pick them. Amazing!

    • Posted by Brenda Bayne on January 15, 2024 at 3:22 am #140936

      Stillness.  Silence.  Too deep for words.
      Thank you WoW team for this reflection.

    • Posted by Adeline Behm on January 16, 2024 at 10:38 pm #141042

      I am having the most profound wordless  real awareness of the Mind as complete complete stillness, silence and spaciousness. The profoundness   is all encompassing… no grasping only receptivity.

    • Posted by linda rhead on January 19, 2024 at 10:12 pm #141208

      To “know that what you seek is already here” is a deep heart and soul comfort – knowledge that brings great joy. Trusting that Presence in the midst of life’s crises is faith. For my journey now, I pray I trust that what I seek is already here. <3 linda

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