I heard the caring in my brother’s voice this morning
when he spoke of his friend
and that was enough to let loose the tears
I’ve been carrying for days.
The sanity of tears, when we love so much and are afraid.
An admission of fear will open the gate to the heart.
John and I recently attended an introduction to the practice of Centering Prayer.
The priest who stood before us said, “Hi my name is Jerry and I’m an alcoholic”
He sits everyday in a 20 minute practice called Centering Prayer
sharing that his well being has improved with the activation of the inner life.
Centering Prayer was developed by a monk named Tomas Keating.
There is a documentary on Amazon
Tomas Keating, A Rising Tide of Silence.
(If it’s too long for you, just watch the last third.)
I’d like to hear from you,
for an elder’s point of view.