Thursday, October 25, 2007

centering prayer in reading pa

centering prayer reading [ reading berks county pennsylvania ] is a new website that is a short introduction to centering prayer.

we have started a twice a week centering prayer group at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County and the new website is designed as a handout for newcomers. our new group is about praying together celebrating resting in God's love - and not about endless discussions. so this handout is a good two minute introduction.

and i've learned in the process.

my friend h - who i can always rely on to keep me focused - noticed that the first iteration of this two minute introduction wandered off into all sorts of rabbit trails about psychological difficulties, dark night of the soul, and other stuff... and that i was violating the prime directive of centering prayer; which is "keep your focus on God's love... and if any thoughts get in the way, ignore them". so i stripped out all the rabbit trail stuff, and only left the essentials. it's a good thing i'm not vetted by the centering prayer people. they would probably defrock me.