13 February 2012

Life as a Living Prayer

Life as a Living Prayer, Quote Richard RhorI receive Daily Meditations from Richard Rohr and this is one that I particularly like, and so I am sharing. It changes the word "prayer" in a dramatic and life-giving way. This is for anyone who is consciously on the journey of inner change, simplicity and peace.

The word prayer has been trivialized
"The word “prayer” has often been trivialized by making it into a way of getting what we want. But I use “prayer” as the umbrella word for any interior journeys or practices that allow you to experience faith, hope, and love within yourself. It is not a technique for getting things, a pious exercise that somehow makes God happy, or a requirement for entry into heaven. It is much more like practicing heaven now.

Such prayer, such seeing, takes away your anxiety for figuring it all out fully for yourself, or needing to be right about your formulations. At this point, God becomes more a verb than a noun, more a process than a conclusion, more an experience than a dogma, more a personal relationship than an idea. There is Someone dancing with you, and you are not afraid of making mistakes."

From The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See.
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