Aug 13, 2021
How do we not only get through painful trauma in our life, such as unexpected divorce after 20 years, but use it to transform into a greater version of ourselves? Brian Russell did just that, and he is eager to share the wisdom he has received on the other side of the downward spiral.
Brian is an author, professor of Biblical Studies, coach for entrepreneurs and spiritually minded leaders. His latest book is called Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly In God's Presence Can Change Your Life, which comes out Sept 14, 2021.
In this episode we explore many topics, including:
- How a relational crisis in the form of an unexpected divorce after 20 years sent him into unknown depths which his years of biblical studies couldn’t help him emerge, and the turning point when God spoke to him on a simple walk through nature.
- How is centering prayer different from spoken prayer, and how is it done?
- Brian shares some of the benefits - and surprises! - that he has received since developing a practice of meditation, silence, and solitude.
- The rhythm of life, and how meditation and centering prayer is about the “long game” rather than a quick fix.
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