More thoughts on Christian mindfulness.
Originally posted on The Blue Canary Birdhouse:
There is much concern amongst Christians around the practice of meditation as it can be seen as non-Christian religious practice.
Which it can be. But it isn’t always so. The rise of secular meditation and its associated scientific research has done much to help Christians use meditation without feeling like they are compromising their faith.
I would like to go further and say that for those who want it, meditation can become a thoroughly Christian practice.
Apart from the obvious meditation upon scripture itself:
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Joshua 1:8 New International Version (NIV)
It is also a useful practice in the renewing of the mind:
Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God…
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