Mar 9th, 2020
What if you could pray without ceasing? A bunch of monks tried to answer that question and a few hundred years later they came up with an answer- the breath prayer; a mystical and ancient way to connect with the Divine today. The breath prayer also has a 100% success rate at calming my anxiety, so it's worth a try.
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As mentioned in the episode, here is a list of breath prayers: Yah, Weh; God I can’t, but God you can; God of love and peace, cast out my fear and anxiety; Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief; I will love you, God, You are my strength; Lord make me according to your heart; For God alone my soul in silence waits; God of peace, calm my nerves; Spirit of Love, have your way; Speak, Oh God, Your servant is listening; And of course there’s the classic: Calm the F down, you’ll be ok.
A few resources mentioned include: Centering Prayer; Zen Habits; Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening; The Way of a Pilgrim; The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God: On the Prayer of Jesus: The Classic Guide to the Practice of Unceasing Prayer Found in The Way of a Pilgrim
Music Credit:‘Creative Minds’ from www.bendsound.com.
May you have peace, may you have calm, may you have happiness.