Into the Silent Land

by Martin Laird

An Index

Into the Silent Land, by Martin Laird - Index

Abyss; Depthless depth   14
Addiction   See craving
Afflictive Thoughts, Feelings   56. 76, 93
Anchor      55
Anger   21
Appeasement   20
Arrows prayers    55
Augustine   29
Avoiding   92
Awareness   68, 88

Baptism   12f, 14, 67, 93
Beginner, Comfort with   87
Body in Prayer   32ff
Bondage   78
Boredom   58
Breakthrough   87
Breath   36-42
Breath Practicing with 42-45

Cage, Mental   19f
Captive to Christ   68
Center   (See Soul’s Center)
Change, Real   81
Chaos   79
Christ in Me   11, 67
Clouds      91, 93
Cocoon   55
Cocktail party   4, 20
Commentary, Reactive, Emotional   62-64, 78, 81, 83,
88, 92, 101(Cf. Video, Story)
Compassion, Solidarity   109, 114f  
Communion with God   1, 109
Contemplative Practice   3
Craving, Addiction   110-114

Dancer   20f
Death   1, 10
Depression   83
Demons   50f, 112
Desire      73 (Cf. Projections)
Detachment   58 (Cf. Let Go)
Devotions & Words   79
Distractions   5, 75-93
Dog, Circling   19f
Doorways of the Present Moment
   One: Reactions- Noise, Boredom, Self-Preoccupation   55-60, 77-80
   Two: Forget Self in Prayer Word; Victim to Witness   60-65, 80-89
   Three: Waiting in Silence   65-74
Dualities Resolved   13
Drama   84, 98 (Cf. Commentary, Video)
Dying   10

Education by Ordeal   92
Ego Backlash   87
Ego strategies   100
Emotions   5
Eucharist   14f
Excavate Present Moment   69f
Eyes   34

Fear   20, 21, 84, 96-107
Fisherman   5, 28ff

Gazing, mutual   49
Giving God   6
Grasping   92

Hands   34
Heart   26
Hell   113
Homing   2

Identity   14, 58, 66f;   in God   67
Ignorance, Learned   25
Image of God   10, 67
Integration   63
Investigate (See observe, vigilance)

Jesus prayer   37ff; 48-
Joy   23
Judge   84-86

Letting be   61, 63, 81 88, 91
Letting go   5, 58, 61
Life Issues: Sexuality, Security, Fame, Fortune   83
Light   67f
Likeness, Journey to   10, 67, 69
Longing   79
Looking over Shoulder 89f

Mental Strategies (See mind games)
Mind Games   85-88
Mind, Higher, Lower   25-27
Mountain (Zion)   2, 86, 89, 91
Mutual Gazing   (See Gazing)

Name Emotion, Feeling (Frances)   82, 98-100
Nature of Thoughts & Feelings   90f
Noise; Chatter   23, 58
Non-Striving   61

Observe   82, 84

Pain   21, 91, 107-110
Passions   51, 81, 112
Peace, Inner   79
Personality   (Cf. Self, psychological)
Posture   32
Practice, Daily   70f
Practice, Formal   71
Practice, Informal   71
Praise   20
Prayer, Community   72f
Prayer Word   34-36, 49;   Alternative   47
Prayers of Fire      57
Present Moment   61. 66, 69
Prison; Prisoner   7f, 20, 110
Projections Withdrawn   73f

Reacting   50 (Cf. Commentary, Reactive)
Recollection   58, 88, 92
Refuge      57, 60, 63
Repressed material   63
Resistances   8
Riverbed   64, 69, 91

Sacred Within, Discovered   8
Sailor   4, 54
Satan   50
Salvation   2
Separate Self; Separation; Absence; Distance from God    7-18, 58, 92
Self, Hidden Inner; Hidden with Christ in God   8, 13, 66f, 74
Self    See  Identity
Self, psychological   14
Self-confidence   66, 96
Self-consciousness   59
Self-loathing   96
Shame   20
Silk worm   54
Sit      34
Soap Opera, Inner   15 (Cf. Commentary)
Soul’s Center   9, 17
Spaciousness   93
Sponge   17, 79
Stillness, Practice of   4, 64, 79
Story, Retelling, Acting Out   62f, 97 (Cf. Commentary, Talking, Video)
Suffering   79
Surrender   3, 8

Talking to Yourself   (See Commentary)
Thoughts   27
Thoughts & Feelings   16; Creating  Identity   58
Touch the Bear      98
Tranquility   92
Trying to:
Recreate Good Prayer   86
Stop Games   86

Union with God   4. 10, 11, 28
Union, Differentiating   17

Vail, Parting the   (Cf. Separation)
Victim   9, 12, 81-89, 91
Videos   11, 21, 83, 84, 92
Vigilance, Inner   84f, 88
Vine, Branches   17, 79

Watchfulness, Practice of   4  (Cf. Vigilance)
Weather (on Mt. Zion) 14, 16, 86, 89, 91
Wheel, Hub   12
Wild Hawk of the Mind; Chatter   23       (Cf. Commentary)
Whole   116
Witness   81, 91p