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  • This is great Kerry! I know how hard Centering Prayer can be, so many distactions! Sounds like you are growing spiritually, though, so good for you! The imagery of the scenery is beautiful!

    Posted on Apr 23rd, 2010 at 11:33 AM by Mary Breiner

  • Great article I too cannot sit still I tuly felt like there is something wrong with me. I am okay with it now it is what it is I do my own prayers.

    Posted on Apr 23rd, 2010 at 11:34 AM by Angie

  • Dear Kerry Peace be with you. Praise be to God for a writer like you! Thank you for sharing your experience. I hope the Lord will bless us with writers like you for our church website project in Melaka, Malaysia. Do take care and God be with you.

    Posted on Apr 25th, 2010 at 7:27 PM by Magdaleen

  • Thanks for your kind comments!

    Posted on Apr 27th, 2010 at 8:42 AM by Kerry Weber

  • I'm like you in the way you try things. I've found that on my walks with the dog, we are enjoying the Seasons, and Scenary of the area and I find I can pray the rosary and not come home until I'm finished. My dog enjoys the long walks and it gives us both peace and exercise. Try it on one of your runs.Focusing on the prayer while walking is very peaceful.

    Posted on Apr 28th, 2010 at 2:09 PM by Kathy Cole

  • Praying is us talking to God; meditation is us listening for God's response. I'm not familiar with centering prayer, but in yoga, I've learned to sit still in silence, to acknowledge the thoughts in my head, but to not attach to them. I just note them and let them pass on by. Same with sounds and other distractions: take note and let it pass on by while I focus on breathing and emptying myself so that I may be filled. Inevitably, everything else drops away and I feel the presence of the Divine within and am filled with love. Beautiful.

    Posted on Apr 28th, 2010 at 3:00 PM by Rose

  • Great article, Kerry. Thanks for sharing your experience. I know that I struggle with the same types of distractions when I go to adoration. Keep on praying! :-)

    Posted on Apr 28th, 2010 at 8:50 PM by Tim McQuade

  • Thanks Kathy, praying the Rosary during a run sounds like it will help keep me moving forward, physically and spiritually. Rose, I'm glad to hear that meditation has been so fruitful for you. Tim, great to see you on here! Thanks for the kind words of encouragement!

    Posted on May 17th, 2010 at 3:15 PM by Kerry Weber