AnonymousDeleted UserOctober 8, 2020 at 6:56 am
SueAnn, this makes a lot of sense. I think the difference with contemplative prayer is that it’s not you climbing the ladder, it’s God drawing you inward. That’s why Augustine says, “God is more near to me than I to myself.” St Teresa of Avila says that it’s not about effort but it IS about awareness…and contemplative prayer is like daily awareness rather than daily sleepwalking. God is already there…God is just saying…awaken, look, listen…enjoy intimacy with me!