Still Point: A Quiet Space for Meditation and Prayer

Methodist University is committed to helping each student grow toward wholeness; physically, mentally, socially, spiritually, and academically. Because the University recognizes that spiritual well-being is essential to wholeness, a diverse religious life program is offered to help students along this journey.

To this end, we are pleased to announce the creation of “Still Point,” a dedicated space for meditation and prayer, open and accessible to all. Formerly the Chris’s House Lounge, this renewed space attests to the University’s commitment to nurture the spiritual lives of our diverse community.

The space is accessible 24/7 for prayer and meditation, and thus is not open for reservation for a specific group. With an open floor plan and muted colors, this space invites peace and meditation.

T.S. Eliot wrote about the “still point of the turning world…neither from nor towards” and characterized the still point as a place not in time, but rather a place of “inner freedom from practical desire, the release from action and suffering, release from the inner and the outer compulsion, yet surrounded by a grace of sense, a white light still and moving.”

Within many religious traditions, the highest purpose, and deepest meaning is the realization of the still point. Medicine, art, religion, sports, and literature all have references to the still point.

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