A Contemplation for Comfort.

Each morning, the Daily Meditation from Richard Rohr, Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation arrives in my inbox. Recently, this paragraph moved me:

Ultimately, we do not earn or find God. We just get ourselves out of the way. We let go of illusions and the preoccupations of our smaller selves. As the cheap scaffolding falls away, the soul stands revealed. The soul, or True Self, cannot be created or achieved by our work. It just is, and it is already. The soul is God’s “I AM” continued in me.  “The Soul is God’s I AM continued in me.”

Dear Ones,

Whether you’re an agnostic, atheist, or a believer, the physicists tell us that we are all a part of that first atom, that our energy is the energy of the universe.

This is an invitation to try this phrase on as a comforting contemplation. You might change the words to accommodate your own comfort level with religious or spiritual feeling.

How about:

The Soul is the Universe’s I AM continued in me?
The Soul is Hashem’s I AM continued in me?
The Soul is Allah’s I AM continued in me?

Maybe there is another awareness or diety you might like to use. Please let me know.

Once you have words that give your heart’s mind an inner “Yes,”

  •  Find a comfortable position, sitting or lying down.
  •  Allow your eyes to soften or close.
  •  Allow your breath to find you and then let it deepen as is accessible.
  •  Imagine that you are breathing “The Soul is God’s I am” in at your brow point.
  •  Imagine that you are breathing “continued in me” out through the heart.

Practice for several minutes and then open your senses to whatever remains—that boundaryless, timeless awareness that is your birthright.

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