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Voices 96: The Rev. Anissa Glaser-Bacon, OH, Centering Prayer and Being the Non-Anxious Presence

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English Transcript: 

A group of people in contemplative prayer kind of adopted me and said: ‘You’re giving all the time. You need something to feed you.’  And so, I have learned some of that self-care that pastors have such a hard time doing in the practice that is very prescriptive. I tend to use Centering Prayer in my day job because I do pasturing half-time. I work at a hospital and so, when all that drama is going on around you, what I often talk about – and we talk about in ministry – is being the non-anxious presence [which] has been made much easier by the practice of Centering Prayer.


Spanish Transcript: 

La Oración Centrante y el estar presente sin ansiedad

Un grupo de personas que hacen oración contemplativa en cierto modo me adoptó, y  dijeron:  “Tú estás dando constantemente. Necesitas algo que te sostenga.” Y así he aprendido algo del propio cuidado que a los pastores les cuesta tanto practicar para si mismos. Acostumbro usar la Oración Centrante en mi trabajo durante el día porque parte del tiempo soy sacerdote. Trabajo en un hospital; cuando todo ese drama sucede a mi alrededor, de lo que muchas veces hablo – y de lo que hablamos en el ministerio – es del hecho de estar presente sin ansiedad, [lo que] se ha hecho mucho más fácil por la práctica de la Oración Centrante.

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