is so close to being loved
that for the average person,
they are almost indistinguishable.”
― David Augsburger
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is companioning someone on their spiritual journey by being prayerfully and contemplatively present to God and the directee, by listening intently, creating a sacred space, and bearing witness to God’s presence and personal communication with the directee in prayer and in the ordinary circumstances of their life experiences.
Spiritual direction is not about being directed because God is the true director. Spiritual direction is not about judging, advising or problem solving. It is not therapy, counseling, preaching or teaching, it is not religious education and it is not new because it dates back to biblical times and can be found in most if not all faith traditions.