Other Authors and Resources
Check out “The Four Monks” video from Contemplative Outreach
Notes from a Deep Conversation. Fr Thomas Keating.
Without thinking or feeling some emotion, there is just awareness. There is then no desire for bliss, enlightenment, or to teach others. Things are just as they are. In that so-called emptiness, enjoyment arises of itself. As soon as we try to enjoy, the enjoyment ceases. Somehow at the bottom of emptiness (openness, pure awareness), there is enjoyment, fullness, presence and peace.
Fr. Tom Dalton pp – Talking about Centering Prayer on South East Radio – June 2016
The following are some books you may find helpful on your journey:
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening
By Cynthia Bourgeault
Published by Cowley, New York, Toronto and Plymouth UK.
Edited and with an Introduction by William Johnston
Published by Doubleday, New York ISBN 0-385-03097-5
The Loving Search for God: Contemplative Prayer and The Cloud of Unknowing.
By William A Meninger
Published by Continuum, New York and London ISBN 0-8264-0851-6
Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious
By Murchadh O Madagain
Published by Lantern Books, New York ISBN 978-1-59056-107-2
By Thomas Merton
Published by New Directions ISBN 0-8112-0099