Notes from Keating's Centering Prayer DVDs

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the DVD introduction to Centering Prayer
(Six Continuing Sessions of the Practice of Centering Prayer)

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"Intention is extremely powerful.  Without the intention, it is not prayer, it is just a mental exercise."

"The body is the place where unresolved emotions or events are stored."

"In silence, God is action"

"Don't resist the thoughts but be friendly toward them and gently return to the sacred word."

"Don't use the sacred word as a bulldozer or baseball bat.  This prayer is totally nonviolent."