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Christian Meditation for Children and Young People. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, fidelity, gentleness and self-control.

Christian Meditation for Children and Young People

Meditation is not about getting into an altered state of consciousness or seeing or experiencing anything out of the ordinary. It is about entering more fully into the ordinary and discovering thereby the absolute wonder of it, the presence of God: that the ordinary is shot through with the extraordinary. Components of Christian Meditation. Meditation. Photo Credit: Tria Giovan's Silver Spring found at Although I have not been “formally” trained on meditation techniques, I stumbled upon this amazing gift from my sheer desire to restore inner peace and obtain direction from God.


My formula, based solely on my personal experience, led me to an active partnership with God. After a failed attempt at trying to navigate and control my life, I realized that I was overwhelming myself with feelings of stress, anxiety and fear. The Rosary as a Tool for Meditation by Liz Kelly. The rosary is a powerful spiritual tool for meditation.

The Rosary as a Tool for Meditation by Liz Kelly

While meditation grows in popularity as a means to better mental, physical, and spiritual health, many people, including many Catholics, overlook the rosary as a meditative tool. It is sometimes seen as too simple and therefore as superficial. The rosary is simple, but the gentle repetition of its prayers makes it an excellent means to moving into deeper meditation. Sustain:if:able kiwi » updated: Build-your-own prayer stool: some useful websites. Updated: Build-your-own prayer stool: some useful websites I’m wanting to build my own prayer stool.

sustain:if:able kiwi » updated: Build-your-own prayer stool: some useful websites

Not sure why, it just seems a creatively, impulsive thing to do. Sometimes, creative impulses are worth following. A quick surf of the web reveals a few useful websites For best creative graphics go here.For softies, ie tips for padding, go hereFor a prayer stool that collapses down, due to the use of hinges, go here.For an ecological angle on the project, go here. So the next step is to go and get the necessary pieces of wood … Update 1: Here it is … complete with hinges, so it can be folded … I am happy to make these, at cost plus postage, for anyone who wants. Update 2: And one of my students has just taken this a step further. Prayer/meditation stool in Solid Oak. Please read the full listing.

Prayer/meditation stool in Solid Oak

By clicking Confirm bid you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You will enter a binding contract. Place bid Review and confirm your bid Bid confirmation. The mindful revolution and Christian meditation. Distraction is the pre-eminent condition of our age.

The mindful revolution and Christian meditation

We need to practice paying attention. Think of your attention as a muscle. As with any muscle, it makes sense to exercise it, and like any muscle, it will strengthen from that exercise. Thus said the cover story of the Feb. 3 issue of Time magazine entitled “The Mindful Revolution: The science of finding focus in a stressed-out, multi-tasking culture.” The article reports that researchers have found that multi-tasking leads to lower overall productivity. The Carmelite Tradition and Centering Prayer Christian Meditation 1. By Ernest E.

The Carmelite Tradition and Centering Prayer Christian Meditation 1

Larkin, O.Carm. Introduction: In this paper I propose to interface the Carmelite tradition on contemplative prayer and two popular forms of contemplative practice called centering prayer and “Christian Meditation.” We are asking how these widely used, current practices fit into that tradition. Do the new forms agree or disagree with past thinking? We have a double question: what can Carmelites learn from these new movements and what can centering prayer and Christian Meditation learn from our tradition? An Historical Vignette Let me begin with a little history that sets the stage for our inquiry. Pondering them; and 3) experiencing the fruit of the process in “an attentive and loving quietude toward God,” “a peaceful, loving and calm quiet of faith,” or a “simple attention to God.”1.

The Voice in the Stillness. A living Christian tradition To many, the word "meditation" often brings to mind Eastern religions.

The Voice in the Stillness

Is Christian meditation a contradiction? – Christopher Harding. How do you know when you really belong somewhere?

Is Christian meditation a contradiction? – Christopher Harding

Former Trappist monk James Finley talks about meditation for Christians. James Finley has been a student of contemplative prayer for more than 20 years, six of which he spent at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where he studied with Thomas Merton.

Former Trappist monk James Finley talks about meditation for Christians

He is the author of several books, including "The Contemplative Heart," and his teachings are also available on CDs from Sounds True. In "Meditations for Christians," for example, he guides listeners to "enter the mind of Christ" (listen to an audio clip). Now a clinical psychologist in California, Finley leads meditation workshops and retreats throughout North America. He spoke to us about his book, "Christian Meditation.

" Many people associate meditation with Eastern traditions. Today more and more Christians are using the term meditation in a way that was traditionally referred to in the Christian tradition as contemplation, and that's how I'm using it. At the heart of the Gospel is Jesus saying "I and the Father are one. " Meditatio. WCCM - Home.