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Monday 29th July 2019
Many of our worries come from being unable to live in the present. By worrying about the future or re-running events from the past in our minds we can find it difficult to focus on the here now where we can just be.
John Main likes to use the analogy of drops of water for the word or mantra used in meditation or silent prayer. Like the drop of water in a river it contains in itself the whole river, right back to the source and right down to the ocean. The drop of water enters the flow of the river and is part of its entirety in the here and now. There is no future and no past, it just is, right now. The mantra or word like the drops of water in a mighty river is always new and yet is always the same. The river is the river of life that flows out from the father and returns back to him. By being wholly present to ourselves and by being present to the moment as we say our word or mantra in silent prayer we are fully open to the eternal reality in the present moment and it is here where we can encounter the Spirit of God and never thirst again.