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Staying Centered

      Once again I apologize for not writing on my blog.  Remodeling our house, moving to temporary quarters, visiting children, grandchildren and all the other events of normal life seem to allow time for spiritual direction appointments and other necessary meetings.  As life settles down I hope to get better at this.  This morning one of my readings prompted me to want to share it.  It speaks to me at this time of life that has what could be taken as so many distractions.  It is from the great Quaker, Thomas Kelly, a favorite of mine.

     Longer discipline in this inward prayer will establish more enduring upreachings of praise and submission and relaxed listening in the depths, unworded but habitual orientation of all one's self about the One who is the focus.  The process is much simpler now.  Little glances, quiet breathings of submission and invitation suffice.  Voluntary or stated times of prayer merely join into and enhance the steady undercurrent of quiet worship that underlies the hours.  Behind the foreground of the words continues the background of heavenly orientation, as all the currents of our being are set toward God.  Through the shimmering light of divine Presence we look out upon the world and in its turmoil and its fitfulness, we may be given to respond in some increased measure in ways dimly suggestive of the Son of Man.
    
     Staying Centered makes helps one notice the Spirit peaking through all things shining like the Sun.
    

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