[Spiritually Speaking] The Examen

I’ve been working with a method of prayer developed and taught by the Jesuits called The Daily Examen.

With the Examen one looks back on the day,  cultivating a sense of gratitude and learning to see God’s presence.

I’m having a tough time with the finding God’s presence part. Not because I think there is some particular absence of it in my life, but because I’ve no idea what I’m supposed to be looking for. The times I laughed? The good times? Moments of surprise?

If the answer to all of those is unambiguously “yes” then am I just changing my language without actually increasing my awareness of God?

Effort, practice, patience. Unfortunately, unlike most other things, I can’t really define what getting better at it means.



2 thoughts on “[Spiritually Speaking] The Examen

  1. Jim do you have someone accompanying you on this? Remember it’s a practice… maybe it’s not just changing language but changing awareness.


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