Thursday, October 01, 2009

Some Call it Meditation, Others Prayer

'Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.'
--St. Francis DeSales

8 Comments:

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Pat Washington said...

Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still and know that I am God." If I can do that for just 10 minutes, I'm doing well. Lately my head's been spinning with all the things I should be doing....

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Pat, I'm with you, the time periods mentioned in this quote notwithstanding. If I take just 5-10 minutes a day to be silently mindful of things, it helps keep me centered.

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger Diane Vogel Ferri said...

This is what I do on the drive to work. Better than radio and good to start my day.

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Great idea, Diane. Does that mean you listen to NPR some other time, or not at all?

 
At 6:09 AM, Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

If I sit still and do nothing for five minutes it's because my brain is so addled and my body so fatigued that I can't get out of my chair, John. I'm sure it would be good for me to make the time to meditate but I would find a way to turn it into work, I'd be 'doing meditation' if you get what I mean by that. I have the same problem with relaxation.

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

I hear you, Jim. You sound like a bit of a Calvinist. That sure helps in the productivity department.

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Art Durkee said...

Tonglen

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Interesting.

 

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