God orchestrated an introduction for our exchange of surprising spiritual experiences.
In contemplative meditation, loving is more important than thinking, listening more important than asking, being more important than doing, and a deep and attentive silence the most important of all.
Silent centering prayer balances the mistaken understanding of prayer as a one-way conversation by focusing on what is being communicated from the other end of the telephone line.
Are You there, God? You feel very close to God for a moment, during a hymn, during prayer, for a few hours or days and then it’s gone.
Prayer & meditation should never be regarded as a science or reduced to a system because it is essentially a living and personal relationship, which tends to become more personal and more simple, as one goes on.
To be a mystic is simply to participate here and now in that real and eternal life; in the fullest, deepest sense. It is to share, as a free and conscious agent—not a servant, but a son — in God’s Kingdom, sweeping through pain and glory towards home in God.
When life takes on a dull meaningless quality void of transcendence, transformation can be accomplished through mystical experience of God.
Our busy lives and prayer do not have to be mutually exclusive.
Have you ever prayed and felt like nobody was listening? Feeling and seeing the presence of God.