Background: It is said that St. Francis past an entire night asking 2 simple questions: “Who am I, God?” and “Who are you, God?” It is not known what his method was; the correlation of the two questions to the two parts of breath is purely speculation on my part.
- Sit up as straight as you comfortably can. Release your worries and obligations for the duration of your spiritual exercises today.
- As you inhale, ask the question, “Who are you God?”
- With your next inhale, ask the question, “Who am I God?”
- Continue this pattern. When other thoughts or concerns arise, release them by returning to these questions and your breath.
- When your time is nearing completion, dismiss the questions. Enjoy a time of wordless communion.
- When you are ready, explore your feelings about the questions and consider whether or not you have anything that looks like answers to these two important questions.
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