The Practice of Contemplative Living
The Practice of Contemplative Living is a nine-month process of formation enabling participants to create a contemplative lifestyle in the contemporary world. Prayer, contemplative living and the integration of contemplation and action are cultivated, and the process is aided by the development of relational prayer through contemplative prayer practices. The program requires an established Centering Prayer practice and a commitment of traveling one weekend a month to the designated regional location for nine months. For information:
Powerlessness, an articles by Fr. Thomas Keating. Powerlessness is our greatest treasure. Don’t try to get rid of it. Everything in us wants to get rid if it. Grace is sufficient for you, but not something you can understand...
there is no edge.
I can see forever,
with eyes of light,
in a stillness,
breathing in and out,
like a kiss from my
Open your heart,
my sweet one,
receive your radiant gifts,
o the center,
mysteries like love.
Stephen M. Feely
Centering Prayer & Resting in God by Fr. Thomas Keating
Centering Prayer moves us toward the deepest level of relationship and intimacy with God described in Matthew 6:6: as an invitation to participate with Jesus in the life of the Father.
God is always speaking, but few times have I documented what He has showed me or told me.
This was one of the times...
I asked Him: Where is the most beautiful place on earth?
He said: Where you are.
I asked Him: What is your favorite song?
He showed me: The sound of nature, birds & flowers
I asked Him: What is your favorite place on earth?
He said: In your heart.