Somebody cuts us off in traffic. That least favorite neighbor complains again that our children ran on his grass. A co-worker calls in sick for the 4th day. We know they are skiing.
Daily life presents us with many ways to lose the positive effects of our Centering Prayer Practice. This workshop will teach a practice for daily life to erase our negative responses. Without our usual commentaries, the process of building up an emotional binge is less likely.
Learning and practicing the Active Prayer helps us cultivate a neutral zone or open space within us from which we can decide what to do: freedom from a reactive response. The neutral space created by Active Prayer enables God to manifest in us and through us all the fruits of the Holy Spirit: charity, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, self-control, and meekness.
Excerpted: Invitation to Love: The Way of Christian Contemplation, By Thomas Keating