Our Sunday School class is reviewing a DVD of a dialogue between Ken Wilbur and Thomas Keating, which is sparking lots of memories for me. I learned to meditate more than 20 years ago and soon after was privileged to view many instructional DVD’s of Father Keating teaching his method of contemplation, Centering Prayer. A few years later I completed the initial training to be certified to teach Centering Prayer. Quite simply, it changed my life.
Before I learned to meditate I had little or no experience of the meaning of the word, “serenity.”
Before I learned to meditate I believed myself to be undisciplined and impulsive.
Before I learned to meditate I was afraid of my own mind.
Before I learned to meditate “time stopping” was foreign to me.
Before I learned to pray in silence “the indwelling Holy Spirit” was merely theoretical.
Before I learned to pray in silence I had little access to my own Voice of Loving Kindness.
Before I learned to pray in silence I did not know it possible to rest in God.
Before I learned to pray in silence I would seek but rarely find.