The best way to start your day is with a morning silent sit.
During the work week, I set my alarm 20 minutes early. I head to the basement where I sit on a couch for my first centering prayer sit. Often, I light a candle, set my sit time for 20 minutes on the iPhone application and then begin my sit. (I use the Contemplative Outreach Centering Prayer App that is compatible with the iPhone. I love it because it has an opening prayer and beginning and ending sound choices. You can select the sounds that will suit you best.)
On the week end I do not set my alarm. I take my sit after I awake.
I have found that this is a wonderful way to start my day! God and I partner to begin our day. Sometimes I awake anxious and think about the tasks I need to accomplish this day. I am always amazed by how calm, excited and energized I feel after this sit. I am ready for the day!
I encourage you to sit first thing in the morning too.
Let me know how it goes.
To begin, begin. ~William Wordsworth
Rich has been a daily practitioner of centering prayer since June 1, 2014. He teaches centering prayer in his local community at churches, colleges and universities.
Rich’s website, Silence Teaches Us Who We Are, is devoted to centering prayer.
Rich especially recommends these pages on his site.
Rich’s resource page: http://silenceteaches.com/resources/
Rich’s centering prayer page: http://silenceteaches.com/centering-prayer/