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Finding God in the Silence: Contemplative Prayer and Therapy
Journal of Religion and Health
Short Title: Finding God in the Silence
Format: Journal Article
Pages: 181-190
Library/Archive: Copyright © 2003 Springer
Sources ID: 21991
Visibility: Public
Abstract: (Show)
In this paper the author shares some of his experiences of using silence in therapy. He presents one of the modes of practicing silence, namely the meditation technique known as Contemplative Prayer, and shows advantages of using this technique in the process of self-purification and self-balancing of the therapist. The author stipulates that silence is a royal way to discovering God. Finding this divine particle within oneself and client changes the whole outlook of therapy. The therapist is no longer alone with the client, but God becomes an active participant in the therapeutic process through His love for both therapist and client.