RECLAIMING YOUR TRUE SELF THROUGH PRAYER
We are not so unlike those individuals in Scripture who found themselves seeming victims of the vagaries of repetitive emotional responses. Most of us are able to recognize the same difficulties in our own lives, and we know that the development of our soul is hindered by them.
For Keating, the task for Christians is to embody the teaching of Jesus through contemplative prayer practice. When we step away from all the noise into that place of utter quiet where only our soul and the presence of God reside, we are led to a place of spiritual movement and change.
BYPASSING THE THOUGHTS THAT DISTRACT US
A commons complaint is that thoughts regularly interrupt us when we pray or meditate. It seems that what has become so habitual to us in our workaday world has overflowed right into our soul.