When is the last time you stopped everything…

When is the last time you stopped everything you were doing and simply focused on your breathing or looked at an icon or a beautiful landscape?

This line in the Apostles Creed makes me think about creation which makes me embrace in trust the Creator as known to me. It’s hard to put into words what I mean about embracing; it can only be experienced.

In Exodus 3:13 the writer has God named “I AM WHO I AM.” In Psalm 46:10 it quotes God as saying, “Be still, and know that I am God!” Sometimes the best experiences of the Divine are in being absolutely present to the current moment.

Perhaps Christians shouldn’t be so snooty with all of their attempts to describe God and experiences of the Divine. Perhaps we could learn from our Buddhist brothers and sisters and simply sit and become aware of what Paul Tillich would call the “Eternal Now” or what Richard Rohr would term the “Naked Now.”

Author: Roger - Dr Roger Prentice

Now I write, teach and coach mainly about 21stC 'interfaith as inter-spirituality' - and how we can grow closer to our True Self. . As anyone who knows anything about IPF will realize my energy is curtailed - so I am concentrating primarily on 'inter-spirituality'. . In the past I would have said that: . 1) I run courses and give talks at conferences and in universities and colleges in the UK, China, USA, Canada, Scandinavia etc. . 2) I provide materials, outlines and lessons for Schools. . 3) My range of interests include personal development, learning and teaching, photography and film, the arts generally, spirituality and educational practice and theory. . 4) At the same time I continue developing the human-centred studies SunWALK PDS (People Development System) - a whole-person, high-achievement model for individuals, and for use in, NGOs, schools and other organizations. . 5) The key question that continues to animate me and my work remains, "What is it to be fully and positively human?" . Contact me via onesummit AT gmail DOT com (replace At with@ etc.). . All good wishes Roger (Dr Roger Prentice) . For those interested; My first degree is in English and Education. My masters is in Adult and Community Education. My doctorate presented a new holistic meta-model of education called SunWALK.

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