While I was under water the kayak floated out of the cave without me.
How do we reconcile our disappointment in “unanswered” prayer with our belief in an all-knowing God?
Use your mind to seek God in creative ways. Visualize yourself in a Bible story as you explore it as if you were there. Or place yourself into a different landscape or situation and allow the Holy Spirit to take you where it wills, as in this post.
Do you think your spiritual leaders’ prayers are more likely to be heard by God than your prayers? How does prayer work?
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.
The Gospels, silent prayer and Jesus are our antidotes to divisiveness.
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.
When our mind stills and enters deep silence we come to revelation about ourselves. Silence leads us into transformation and toward knowledge of God.
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.
When life takes on a dull meaningless quality void of transcendence, transformation can be accomplished through mystical experience of God.