Reflection: Meditation? Prayer? Just Breathe

Life can get busy. Period. It just does. It gets hectic, even.   And all of us have heard that refrain about the benefits of having a quiet moment for mindfulness.  

Call it meditation or call it prayer, it can sometimes be difficult to find those moments of quiet. When we’re lucky (or blessed, depending on your perspective), we can find those quiet moments and gain some quiet space in our minds and hearts. But, just outside the door to that quiet space, the concerns of the day, the week, the world, our lives can sometimes loom in our thoughts, filling our quiet time with static.

I have to think I’m not alone in this experience. 

So, what if we try something a little different. Rather than naming it “meditation” or “prayer”, what if we Just Breathe… What could happen then?

 

Links & Resources: 

There are some wonderful, supportive resources online.  Here are a few:

 

Some articles:

Jonah Lynch’s article, What’s the Deal with Prayer? 

https://medium.com/be-unique/whats-the-deal-with-prayer-e2d33eeb22b2

 

Sasha Bronner’s article, 12 Myths About Meditation We Have To Stop Believing: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/meditation-myths_n_6804780?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAM8zo44TUgIqJJZn5SOS6nUGMDg3wj4yuk_AqPgzArilGz4Qe-4I5_3qPPSH6f2o_SFqiGbgxQmj1kbAkBIyKRmj4JpIepAihBGOKjHPpk6JKuecZ5Won1dnrK26coyvV-k1oJcE-TwKgCJR9PsueDytip-0ywuSVvimDWAs0kIi

 

Megan Boley’s article, Why You Should Pray Even If You Don’t Believe in God:

https://medium.com/@megbo/why-you-should-pray-even-if-you-dont-believe-in-god-2c1e345579dd

 

Resources to watch:

Monterey Bay Aquarium 

Live Jelly Cam: https://youtu.be/28cnxCbix0k 

Moon Jelly Cam: https://youtu.be/4s1iaXflVcg

Morning MeditOcean: https://youtu.be/4RtVT7Cfgp4

 

Here are some other resources:

 Ministering to Ministers Resources (Library)

 Ministering to Ministers Wellness Retreats

 

Timothy Isaiah Cho’s article, Breaking the Cycle of Spiritual Abuse: 

https://medium.com/@timothyisaiahcho/breaking-the-cycle-of-spiritual-abuse-daf32425b5b2

 

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