In this Q+A, Dr. Irene Kraegel of TheMindfulChristian.net shares some of her favorite biblical passages related to mindfulness and compassion.
In an interview on How Christians Can Benefit from Mindful Practice, you mentioned that
The Old Testament is filled with accounts of meditation and exhortations to be still before God. In New Testament accounts, Jesus frequently withdrew from people to spend long periods of time alone with God.
Could you expand on this and cite some specific biblical passages? Let’s start with the shared Judeo-Christian tradition of the Hebrew Bible and biblical prophets.