To understand Christian truths on a theoretical level is one thing; for these truths to become fully alive in our hearts through the infusion of Gods love, giving us new life and peace, is something very different. But in the silent saying of our short prayer, in the simplicity of concentrating upon God in silence and openness, in remaining faithful day by day to our meditation, this realization of God in our hearts can become a reality; and the reality can gradually flood our whole being, enabling our relationships with others to grow in depth and understanding.
This book is full of helpful advice, as well as deep spiritual insight, and will serve to guide anyone, or any group, wishing to grow closer to God through the practice of meditation.
John Main, OSB, became a Benedictine monk after diplomatic service in the Far East and teaching law at Trinity College, Dublin. He founded an open Benedictine community in Montreal from which sprang the World Community for Christian Meditation, a worldwide spiritual family linked through the daily practice of meditation, operating in 114 countries and with 100,000 members worldwide.