So many people tend to think that when you enter into meditation and into the silence that the silence is empty and a void. That in this silence we are meant to experience nothing and just be. However, nothing could be further from the truth. The silence is not empty, it is filled with God. We live in the midst of silence even though we probably think that we do not. In between each and every one of your thoughts, there is silence. No matter how fast you may think your mind is spinning there is a space between each and ever thought you have. In between each and every word you speak, there is silence. Between each and every breath you take, there is silence. What happens is that because those periods of silence are so little known and experienced by us we miss a great opportunity to experience the fullness of God. When we stop and allow that silence to be elongated, to be stretched out and become a more intentional experience, we are able to absorb more of that beautiful Spiritual presence and truth in our lives.
Why settle for a thimble full of Spirit when you can have a bucketful? Why settle for a little experience of God in your life when you can experience a miracle? Why limit the presence of Divine Action in your life when you can see the unlimited, omnipresence of God/Spirit create for you the life you truly desire?
Dwelling in the stillness, in the silence, is the most pure form of contemplation we can ever experience. The indwelling and all encompassing silence of God being Its fullest self deep inside of us, connecting us fully with the truth of who God has created us all to be.
Presbyterian minister and author James Finley has written, “When engaged in contemplation, we rest in God resting in us.”
“Abide in me as I abide in you. ” (Luke 15:4)
Affirmation: “Each moment is filled with all the wonder of God. When I stop to dwell in one of those moments my life becomes so much richer and more meaningful.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.
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