Today, I’m honored to be hosted as a guest blogger on my new friend Barry Pearman’s excellent website, Turning the Page. Here’s a little taste to whet your appetite!
The first time I tried centering prayer, I cried. I mean cried.
I was finishing up my seminary degree, burned out and disillusioned, consumed with self-doubt and the uncertainty over that nebulous next step in my life. My spiritual director sat quietly with me in her office that early autumn afternoon, wordlessly handing me a second box of tissues.
After a while, when I had collected the broken pieces of myself into a little pile on the couch and sat there sniffling and twisting a crumpled tissue in my hands, she very gently said, “I’m sensing that you’re experiencing some emotion right now.”
I laughed and wiped away fresh tears. Understatement of the year.
Check out Turning the Page to read the rest!