Reformed Theology [Discussion] Benefits of Transcendental Meditation?, Father Len Dubi  Calvinism

[Discussion] Benefits of Transcendental Meditation?, Father Len Dubi

Reformed Theology [Discussion] Benefits of Transcendental Meditation?, Father Len Dubi  Calvinism
[Discussion] Benefits of Transcendental Meditation?, Father Len Dubi

It's certainly easy to find your mind going places where it should not. Things are, in our human nature, appealing, and we disregard the possible spiritual implications of certain practices. I will be first to admit that I have fallen "prey" to these seemingly harmless "spiritual"/"grounding" practices.

The one practice I'd love to hold discussion on, based on a video I saw today, which you can view here, is the supposed spiritual benefit of Transcendental meditation (TM). The video's presenter is a Father Len Dubi. Neither here nor there, but Interestingly enough, according to this article, Dubi was rejected permission by a cardinal to serve as a suspected sex-abusive priest's "monitor", as they were friends (couldn't resist mentioning that… just interesting). After 44 years in the ministry, last serving at St. Victor parish in Calumet City, IL, he retired in 2012.

With that all covered, he seems, in the video (published 2010), to be very kind, very thoughtful, if not wise. He feels, as mentioned in the video, that TM is highly beneficial to his spiritual growth and his time with the Lord, and can be used as a tool of preparation (for study, worship, etc.). Personally, I have almost always struggled with sleep, and practices such as ASMR, Qi Gong and meditation had functioned as a way to relax and, as an end goal, to aid in sleep. I know that it isn't spiritually discerned to be open to some (if not many) of these practices, and that the Bible explicitly states that we are to not "empty our minds", as one might say, that instead, we should be filled with the Spirit and to remember the Word of God.

Yes, I want discussion for me and for others, but I pray this is a time for edification and encouragement. Encouragement that I certainly require, as I have personally struggled with this. Feel free to preach. We all need a reminder of the truths of God.

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It’s certainly easy to find your mind going places where it should not. Things are, in our human nature, appealing, and we disregard the possible spiritual implications of certain practices. I will be first to admit that I have fallen “prey” to these seemingly harmless “spiritual”/”grounding” practices.The one practice I’d love to hold discussion on, based on a video I saw today, which you can view here, is the supposed spiritual benefit of Transcendental meditation (TM). The video’s presenter is a Father Len Dubi. Neither here nor there, but Interestingly enough, according to this article, Dubi was rejected permission by a cardinal to serve as a suspected sex-abusive priest’s “monitor”, as they were friends (couldn’t resist mentioning that… just interesting). After 44 years in the ministry, last serving at St. Victor parish in Calumet City, IL, he retired in 2012.With that all covered, he seems, in the video (published 2010), to be very kind, very thoughtful, if not wise. He feels, as mentioned in the video, that TM is highly beneficial to his spiritual growth and his time with the Lord, and can be used as a tool of preparation (for study, worship, etc.). Personally, I have almost always struggled with sleep, and practices such as ASMR, Qi Gong and meditation had functioned as a way to relax and, as an end goal, to aid in sleep. I know that it isn’t spiritually discerned to be open to some (if not many) of these practices, and that the Bible explicitly states that we are to not “empty our minds”, as one might say, that instead, we should be filled with the Spirit and to remember the Word of God.Yes, I want discussion for me and for others, but I pray this is a time for edification and encouragement. Encouragement that I certainly require, as I have personally struggled with this. Feel free to preach. We all need a reminder of the truths of God.edit: spelling, grammar
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