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Man Says: "Another meditation aimed at centering oneself begins by concentrating on breathing. Having seated yourself comfortably, slowly become conscious of your breathing. This will help you to get in touch with your body and indicate to you the level of tension within. Inhale deeply, slowly tilting your head back as far as it will go. Then exhale, allowing your head slowly to come forward until your chin nearly rests on your chest. Do this for several moments, praying inwardly something like this: 'Lord, I exhale my fear over my geometry exam, I inhale Your peace. I exhale my spiritual apathy, I inhale Your light and life.' Then. . . become silent outwardly and inwardly. Be attentive to the inward living Christ. If your attention wanders. . . 'exhale' the matter into the arms of the Master and draw in His divine breath of peace. Then listen once again." (Richard Foster, in "Celebration of Discipline," Harper and Row, 1978, and General Editor of "The Renovare Spiritual Formation Study Bible").

God Says: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee" (Isaiah:26:3).