I spent an hour with a spiritual director this week to help me discern a decision. One of the things she said to me was, "Listen to your body. What is your body telling you about this?"
I appreciated the physicality of her question. We tend to think of prayer as a mental or still activity. We all have been told as children to bow our head, close our eyes, and fold our hands. Be quiet when you pray.
The Alaska ecumenical leaders met recently for a retreat and I was struck by how these bishops and executives and pastors talked about their need to move when they pray. How do you pray? And do you need to move when you pray? And what do you think about the idea of listening to your body during prayerful discernment?