Centering Prayer Quotes by Thomas Keating, Larry Crabb and many others.
In centering prayer, the sacred word is not the object of the attention but rather the expression of the intention of the will.
Centering prayer is a training in letting go.
While doing centering prayer, the practice is to let go of any thought or perception. The priority is to be as silent as possible and when that is not possible to let the noise of the thoughts be the sacred symbol for a while, without analyzing them.
Other forms of relating to God that have unique value in connecting us to Him include contemplative prayer and centering prayer.
I’ve practiced centering prayer. I’ve contemplatively prayed. I’ve prayed liturgically… I’ve benefited from each, and I still do. In ways you’ll see, elements of each style are still with me.