The Teachings Of Dom John Main OSB
‘The all important aim in Christian Meditation is to allow God’s mysterious presence within us to become more and more not only a reality, but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are.’
How To Meditate
Sit down. Sit still and upright. Close your eyes lightly. Sit relaxed but alert. Breathe calmly and regularly. Silently, interiorly, begin to say a single word. We recommend the prayer-phrase ‘MA-RA-NA-THA’.
Recite it as four syllables of equal length.
Listen to it as you say it, gently but continuously. Do not think or imagine anything – spiritual or otherwise.
If thoughts and images come...
These are distractions at the time of meditation, so keep returning to simply saying the word. Meditate each morning and evening for between twenty and thirty minutes.
The Kingdom Of God Is Within You.
I honour in you,
that place in you
where the Lord resides
And when you
are in that place
and I am
in that place
then there is
only one of us