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The Foundations for Centering Prayer and the…

The Foundations for Centering Prayer and the Christian Contemplative Life:…

by Thomas Keating

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Father Keating is a prolific writer of spiritual texts which are considered by contemporaries to be "transformative". That's because he is a Trappist monk (Cistercian Order) whose Catholicism is drawn from genuine spiritual values and is of very little comfort to the hierarchy of the "Religions". For example, he does not trumpet his "belief" and "Faith", but instead, seeks God and is only motivated to help us/others -- to inspire, heal and reveal.

My impression is that now, here, toward the end of his remarkable life, he no longer "believes" in God. Like Mother Teresa, who documented her own exhaustion with devotions to which God remains relentlessly silent, he is well past fatigue and anger, and has discovered that Consciousness is divine. That humans are spiritual, and "God" head is a human creation which is not really operational or even necessary in the function of the Church or hierarchy the "Religions". Hence, Religion falls away, leaving the centering praying core.

Hint: Anyone who prays "for" things is missing...well, everything.

Love -- yourself, others, If God exists, this Loving is the only possible thing he is remotely interested in. ( )
  keylawk | Mar 13, 2014 |
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