The Purpose of Meditation

The Gift of Life: Death & Dying, Life & Living DVD set offers a vision of hope and a view of reality that counter the cultural norms that view death as a tragedy, or the end of living, or an entry into harsh judgment and retribution. These videos are out-takes from the video series and presented here for your enrichment. A new video will be presented every Monday.

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No one can conceive in this world what God has prepared for those who love him. And that life can be foretasted here and that’s the purpose of disciplines and the purpose of Centering Prayer and the purpose of every serious meditation that moves beyond the concepts into openness – surrender  – to the Divine Ground within, as Eckhart calls it, which is really the Holy Spirit and of turning our life over to that inspiration so that we’re not only trying, but actually, expressing God’s will, allowing, as Paul says, Christ to live in us.

El propósito de la meditación

Nadie puede concebir en este mundo lo que Dios ha preparado para lo que lo aman. Y esa vida puede ser anticipada aquí, y ese es el propósito de las disciplinas y el propósito de la Oración Centrante, y el propósito de toda meditación seria que va más allá de los conceptos hacia la apertura – la entrega – a la esencia de lo Divino en nuestro interior, en términos de Eckhart, que es en realidad el Espíritu Santo, e implica la entrega de nuestra vida a esa inspiración, de tal manera que ya no solo intentamos expresar, sino que realmente expresamos, la voluntad de Dios, permitiendo, como dice Pablo, que Cristo viva en nosotros.