Good Morning, God!
I began my day by sitting and listening in Centering Prayer. And what I heard is — It isn’t about Words. It is about Hearts.
Oddly enough, that leads me into reflections on the Angry Birds game. Millions of minutes are wasted each day playing this game. And, I’ve wasted my share.
This is a perfect game for a touch screen — iPhone or iPad. Both depend on our fingers.
What I have relearned is that our hands have their very own “intelligence.” For the first level or two, my Mind tried to direct my left index finger. Ha! That didn’t work! Finally, I remembered that our hands CAN LEARN — apparently all by themselves.
Once I turned over leadership to my hand, I actually moved up to level VI. As I play I can almost feel the neural network in my left index finger growing! Really, God, it tingles!
It was the Word Part of my Mind, God, that wanted to “direct” my finger. That is the Part that expects You to USE WORDS. The Word Part of me is sitting here, now, considering the reality that it is being by-passed during Centering Prayer.
The Mind doesn’t like that. Maybe, it’s OK during a silly game to yield to the Hands. But, this is the Game of Life, God! The Mind wants WORDS and CLARITY and ORDER and LEVELS and FEEDBACK on “HOW AM I DOING?”
Well, TOO BAD! Or, more compassionately, There There. The Game of Life just doesn’t work that way. This is hard for me, God. Your Kingdom is so different from ours. We call You King of Kings. But, You call us “children.” Indeed, You tell us we must become as little children . . . going so far as to tell us we must be “born again.”
Please, God, comfort my Word Part and help her sit, humbly and quietly, in Your Silence.