For me, there’s prayer and there’s prayer…the first is a kind of bargaining; it arises mostly from a conditioned ego that wants something to be other than it is.
The second arises from love – from the heart – and it has no demands; its’ qualities are gratitude and compassion for self and “others” and the acceptance of things as they are…
This prayer is not ‘religious” in nature, ie. a plea to an authority outside of one’s self, for or against, something. A something that’s always related to our personal desires and fears.
Rather, it’s a deep affirmation of, and abiding in, our natural well-being, or love…it’s a prayer to Self, from Self – a celebration of the miracle of life and a deepening appreciation of its fragile and passing nature. This prayer arises from our infinite, undying and permanent spirit.
All this is recognized by that ultimate alert watching-without-a-watcher that we may call “awareness” “God” “Love”
This awareness has no agenda; it simply is contented and delighted with what is. With this reality, and not the one contrived by the pleasure/pain making mind.
Sometimes, I am moved by small things.This morning, just washing the dishes and watching the wind-swept, water-colored sky fly by, evoked a prayer of joy and thanksgiving!
Life is good.
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