Sunday, November 13, 2011

Be Still: A Practice

I’m making a commitment to daily meditation, and I’ve begun to go through the resources I’ve saved for years. Here is a meditation practice that I learned years ago on a Matt Talbot retreat in Massachusetts. I like this one because it has a beginning, middle and an end, and I can make it short or long by adjusting the intervals.

It works like this: Read or say each line and pause for a brief interval allowing those words to sink in. (You can sit with each line for 30 seconds, or one minute, or three minutes depending on the time you have.) Here are the lines:

Be still and know that I am God.

(pause and sit)

Be still and know that I am.

(pause and sit)

Be still and know.

(pause and sit)

Be Still.

(pause and sit)


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