“Prayer as Dying…” (Thomas Keating)

“Centering Prayer, when it reaches the full consent to our nothingness is a perfect preparation for death, because it is death – death to the false self in the Night of Sense and the Night of Spirit and to the ego in the Night of No Self. Even the True Self has been transcended.

“The dying process is designed to create a non-possessive attitude where one gives up all of one’s possessions, including one’s body and loved ones…and enters into the flow of divine life eternal…unity with God that sees God in everything and, in a sense, that ultimately everything is God.”

Thomas Keating, from the new Gift of Life Series:  Death & Dying, Life and Living,

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