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The Mystery of the Trinity Fr. Thomas Keating
Centering Prayer comes out of the life of God moving within us. We may first have experienced this movement as a longing for more, a wordless desire for union with something or someone beyond ourselves. Moments of union may have come to us in a sense of the sacred in nature, hearing music, or seeing the stars on a clear night. This longing may be more defined by our religious practices like the prayerful reading of scripture, receiving the sacraments, or various devotional practices. We have been drawn to Jesus Christ and now we are moving ever more deeply into who he is.
Balance in the Contemplative Life Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler
Contemplation is both silence and action. Therefore as Centering Prayer deepens, it sets in motion the deeper desire to share what we’ve received with others from the depth of our silence. We share with gentleness, ease and balance and we listen for just the right moment to do so.
Rock by the Sea Fr. Carl J. Arico
While walking along a sea wall path, I was amazed to see a gentleman working among the rocks creating what I now know as ‘rock sculptures’. I watched for 20 minutes in amazement. He came over to me and said, "Would you like to try it? It is very simple."