How about some feedback?

To help me in writing future posts, please would a few of you out there give me some answers to these questions?


Of the meditations that have been on this site so far, do you have a favourite? (I've made the site archive in the right hand column a bit easier to navigate if you want to remind yourself!)

Do you like bits of theory/theology thrown in?

Are you an 'apophatic' or 'kataphatic' sort of pray-er? Or have you absolutely no idea what I'm talking about?!

P.S. If you're an 'apophatic' type of person you might like to try looking at the following site:

Centering prayer (Upper Room)

11 comments

  1. dormouse74  

    11 February 2009 at 14:53

    Im a kataphatic pray-er stuck in a anaphatic worm hole :)
    I particularly liked the spiritual chocolate especially as it meant i could do some doing... can you get kinathestic pray-ers? All a bit multiple inteligence (http://www.businessballs.com/howardgardnermultipleintelligences.htm) really.

  2. Feryn  

    11 February 2009 at 16:00

    Hi Kath! I think I'm mostly kataphatic, which I guess explains why I liked "I'm a tree" the best.

    I am usually up for theorizing! :)

  3. Kath Williamson  

    11 February 2009 at 17:08

    Thanks for your input Dormouse and Feryn.

  4. Anonymous  

    11 February 2009 at 21:42

    And I have NO idea what you mean!!

    Kailex

  5. Jayne  

    11 February 2009 at 22:30

    Hi Kath, I really enjoyed the 'giving it another twirl' and Psalm 23; also enjoyed the alternative version posted by Dormouse, always find great peace within this Psalm. I am a kataphatic pray-er and find it difficult to empty my mind so certainly wouldn't fit with the lifestyle of the Nuns - I'd love to talk to them about it though, it sounds like a very peaceful way of life and prayer. I love the mix of theology/theory but most of all love the way you bring it into the real world, recognising the pressures we are all under, particularly relating to time and being able to find time to pray and declutter our lives and minds. I love the blog and look forward to the next post. Take care. Jayne x

  6. Anonymous  

    12 February 2009 at 01:14

    Sorry I don't know what the words mean but my favourite is the 'give it a twirl' one.
    Thank you for your thoughts

  7. Jackie Bellfield  

    12 February 2009 at 01:42

    Hi I certainly prefer to be more positive in talking about God and all God means rather than the negative so I must be kataphatic. Because of that I do like Psalm 23 and the descriptive elements of God found in it. Finding God in created things and using descriptive words certainly help me in prayer.
    Love your blog.. keep on going .. it helps
    Jackie

  8. Mervyn  

    12 February 2009 at 16:56

    Hi Kath;
    My answers. 1. I like "The Lord is my Shepherd.
    2. I like creation theory.
    - See/Google - Mymoss's Weblog, or my URL > Time Line of Creation - on side bar - under Pages.
    3. I think I am anaphatic.
    - See > Prayer and Meditation Outline - while you are there.

    I am retired and mostly wake up in the night and can follow your centering prayer/relaxation/ meditation. Then I can begin my own prayer and meditation outline until I fall asleep again, which could be an hour or more. I usually need an afternoon nap, so that's why I only work part time (18 hrs/wk).

  9. Kath Williamson  

    13 February 2009 at 13:01

    Thank you all very much for your feedback - that has given me food for thought for planning my next lot of posts.
    It's good to talk!

  10. Anonymous  

    13 February 2009 at 17:42

    Doh!!! I missed the explanations of the two words sorry..I am definitely Kataphatic!!!
    Your blog is brilliant and very helpful...thanks

  11. Kath Williamson  

    13 February 2009 at 17:56

    :) Thanks