Day 206, Evening
Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
“Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and you shall be united with me, The Lord of Love dwells in your heart.”
—The Bhagavad Gita (The Song Of The Lord)
As your day draws to a close, spend a few moments in silence stilling your mind in God.
Children attending their first swimming lessons have a healthy fear of putting their faces underwater. They are afraid they are going to drown. This is the feeling we can get when we go deeper in meditation and begin to break loose from some of our long-cherished emotional attachments.
When I was first meditating, I had the same fears everyone has. All kinds of struggles were going on inside me, and it took time and effort to overcome them. But once the waters closed over my head and I began to get my bearings in these new realms, I knew this was what I had been looking for and longing for, and all my energy went into diving deeper.
When we put our heads under and dive deep, leaving selfishness on the surface, we find a joy that is a million times what any surface sensation can give, and a love that at its fullest expression embraces all of life. Initially we may fear losing the sensory satisfactions that lie on the surface, but waiting far below are joy, love, life. (WLB)
The Lord of love dwells in my heart.
The Lord of peace dwells in my heart.
The Lord of healing dwells in my heart.
The Lord of justice dwells in my heart.
The Lord of compassion dwells in my heart.
The Lord of service dwells in my heart.
The Lord lives in me.
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
DZ - Donna Z.
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
MAO - Michael A. O’Sullivan
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism