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by Irene Kraegel, PsyD
Contemplative practices related to present-moment awareness have been nurtured by Christians throughout the centuries as avenues for connection with God. Recently, a number of these practices have become particularly common – while not identical to traditional, formal mindfulness practice, they have significant overlap with the practice of mindfulness meditation.
To learn more about some of these specific meditation practices of Christian devotion, and to explore more traditional mindfulness meditation practices through the lens of Christian faith, I invite you to pick up my new book, The Mindful Christian: Cultivating a Life of Intentionality, Openness, and Faith, released today!
Here is a related excerpt exploring four of these practices: Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Listening Prayer, and Taizé Worship. With or without accompanying mindfulness training, such practices can usher the Christian practitioner into a contemplative experience of God’s presence in the moment.