Image of 3 Chairs

Image of 3 Chairs

“Spiritual direction is the contemplative practice of helping another person
or group to awaken to the mystery called God in all of life and to respond
to that discovery in a growing relationship of freedom and commitment.”
James Keegan, SJ

 

Image of Three Chairs

 

 

The image of three chairs represents who is present during spiritual direction.  In one chair the spiritual director prayerfully listens and asks questions to help the directee go deeper into his/her prayer experiences.  The second chair is for the directee/seeker, who desires a deeper relationship with God.  And the third chair is for God, the True Director.