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Centering Prayer
... In Jesus' time, Fr. Keating says, nobody had a house with more than one room in it - if indeed they had a house at all. So Jesus is really using the image of the private room to say ‘When you seek God, go into your innermost level.'
A number of Psalms point to the silence of resting in God. Here is part of psalm 131:
"But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me."
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Other Contemplative Practices
... Among the references to contemplative prayer in the New Testament are "Mary has chosen the best part" (Lk 10:42). In the words of the Jesuit priest Nicholas Grou in 1788, "When God bids you be still in prayer, humble yourself silently before His Majesty". ... More...
Theosis, partaking of the divine nature

..."In this way we are all to come to unity in our faith and in our knowledge of the Son of God, until we become the perfect Man, fully mature with the fullness of Christ himself. —St. Paul, Ephesians 4:13 "...
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"For the Son of God became man, that we might become God."—St. Athanasius, De inc. ... More...