Back on the contemplative path (my favorite teacher)
I was set onto a contemplative path at Union Theological Seminary during a visit to NYC in 1993. A wise acquaintance pulled Thomas Keating's Open Mind, Open Heart off the bookstore shelf and said, "I think this is for you."
Took me years of further ripening to realize she was right. I went on to encounter Cynthia Bourgeault, whom I've acknowledged as my primary spiritual teacher for the past 12 years.
Grateful to be getting back into a daily practice after a pandemic Dark Night.
If you want to see one of my favorite "influencers," here's Cynthia at her best: 💖🙏🏼
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Part 1 of 4 - YouTube
- Through practice, you're laying down the wiring to run the nondual-perception OS.
- Centering prayer is saying in an absolutely powerful way: you let go of thoughts without exception because what is at stake is not the worth of the thought, but the configuration of your attention.