At [pause] last week we spent some time exploring the ‘Daily Examen’ or ‘Prayer of Examen’, a form of contemplative prayer which has grown out of the writings of Ignatius of Loyola. If you’re curious to know more about its development and history, you can find some great info here.
There is a great ‘short form’ of the five steps of Examen over at gravity |center for contemplative activism
Below you’ll find a short video featuring Chris Heuertz co-founder of gravity speaking about the practice of Examen. His explanation fleshes it out beautifully.
If you have your own thoughts and reflections about your journey with Examen, or if you’ve found any other helpful resources we’d love to hear about it. Feel free to respond in the comments.