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Lenten Thought #2

As we continue through Lent staff and students are practicing Christian Meditation. If you want to try this at home here are the basics.

How to Meditate

  1. Sit still and uprights with your back straight.
  2. Place both your feet flat on the floor or legs crossed if sitting on floor.
  3. Place your hands on your lap facing either upwards or downwards.
  4. Close your eyes lightly
  5. Be aware of you normal breathing pattern as you relax.
  6. Silently, interiorly, begin to say your sacred prayer word of mantra- Eg:“ma-ra-na-tha” in four equal syllables; “Come Lord”; “Be still”
  7. Listen to the sound of your sacred word as you say it, slowly and gently and continuously.
  8. If thoughts and images come, keep returning to simply saying the word.

We start with short periods of time, especially with your children, and work our way up to 5-10 minutes.  We sit in silence allowing the Spirit who dwells within to speak in our hearts.

Adapted from: An Introduction to Christian Meditation for Students 2016

For more information on Christian Meditation, visit the World Community for Christian Mediation at:

http://www.wccm-canada.ca/

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