Thus says the LORD:
This is how I called to my people:
Listen to my voice;
then I will be your God and you shall be my people.
Walk in all the ways that I called you,
so that you may prosper. – Jeremiah 7.23
Listening and walking.
A twice-daily practice of meditative prayer, such as Centering Prayer, attunes our listening to the subtly of the Spiritual dimension.
The Work of Inner Christianity, including a daily rule, attunes our way of being to wisdom so that our Being draws an increasingly less reactive and more fruitful life; less negative and more positive in nature.
Listening and walking are symbols for the passive and active dimensions of the spiritual life. In the “listening” of meditative prayer we receive the grace of the presence and action of the Spirit of God at work within us. In the “walking” of active integration of the personality through the Work of Inner Christianity and its various practices (such as Self-observation, Non-identification, and Remembering), we partake in moving toward a deeper Aim for our life than just the surface success our culture presents to us as the primary option.
We walk toward Higher/Deeper life in Love and Wisdom – in the field of consciousness – a field that moves us toward a life of participation in the divine nature (1 Peter 1.4) and forms Christ in us through deliberate intention and activity (Galatians 4.19).
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