Cynthia Bourgeault Quotes

Two Quotes by: The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault of The Contemplative Society and the Aspen Wisdom School Director of both.

Centering Prayer is a simple, no-frills form of meditation in the Christian tradition. Since it was first developed by Christian contemplative monks in the 1970s, it has allowed tens of thousands of practitioners worldwide to "return home," developing an authentically Christian meditation practice which not only delivers the healing and quieting of the mind typical of all meditation paths, but also reconnects directly to Christianity's hidden treasury of mystical and transformational wisdom.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 17th January 2012.

But why is intentional silence so important to this process of awakening? ... I had read somewhere that without spiritual training the human mind is unable to concentrate on anything for more than two minutes ... The Buddhists smilingly call this "monkey mind". The little beast jumps from one tree limb to the other, taking the whole of it with us.
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening [Cambridge: Cowley Publications, 2004 ] pp10-11.. Dated: 2004
See also Is this scriptural?

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