I show up with the intention of sitting with God. It’s not about how good I am at it, but about my intention.
At first I concentrated on feeling my breath and ‘trying’ to empty my mind; my ‘word’ was ‘Jesus’. It was about doing. Lately I notice that the doing is shifting to being. Less thinking. Just showing up with intention; my word is ‘intention’.
The shift in my relationship with God and in my faith in palpable. Beyond words. I’ll write about it when the words come. Meanwhile, if you are on a serious spiritual journey, I strongly recommend giving centering prayer a try—don’t try, do it with intention. It will make a worldly and heavenly difference in your life.
* “Intimacy with God,” by Thomas Keating