Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of Feb. 22, 2009
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of Feb. 22, 2009
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho
Press, here is a selection from our book of daily
devotions, "Living as the Beloved: One Day at a
Time," by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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Start with 30 seconds
"A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep
silence, and a time to speak."
"Silence is the great revelation."
Attaining silence is not easy. Anthony De Mello
writes about the riches of silence in his book
"Sadhana: A Way to God." He suggests ten full
minutes of pure silence are needed to experience
profound insight. Many people discover to their
amazement that they are not accustomed to inner
silence. No matter what we do, it is hard to
still the wanderings of our mind or quiet the
emotional turmoil inside. Others might panic
with inner silence. Do not be discouraged or
frightened. Even our wandering thoughts are
a revelation. If remaining silent for ten
minutes is too difficult, start with thirty
seconds. Build a foundation.
Even two minutes of daily silence can help us
build and grow into increased self-awareness.
Silence reveals our very self to us. Money
cannot buy what the silence will reveal.
Wisdom, serenity, joy, and perhaps even a
sense of the sacred will be ours.
Silence takes work. We must have a comfortable
posture. Close your eyes. Do not expect
anything sensational. Do not seek anything
at all. Simply observe and take in everything
that comes to your awareness, no matter how
trite and ordinary. The important thing is to
be aware. As we become accustomed to silence,
the quality of our silence will improve and
our silence will deepen. Revelation is a
mysterious power that can transform us.
God, give me golden moments of silence today.
Grace and peace,
Chi Rho Press
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