Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More on Prayer

Unfortunately, in the West, prayer had become something functional;
something you did to achieve a desired effect—which too often puts the
ego back in charge. As soon as you make prayer a way to get what you
want, you’re not moving into any kind of new state of consciousness.
It’s the same old consciousness, but now well disguised: “How can I
get God to do what I want God to do?” It’s the egocentric self
deciding what it needs, but now, instead of just manipulating everybody
else, it tries to manipulate God.               Richard Rohr

Good morning Lord
It’s a big day
The site visit ends, I have clients,
I need to work on a project

Oh, yes, and I have a few people I am concerned about….
And there are things I want you to “touch” in my life….

Here’s the deal……

What am I doing?

OK, God
Let’s just sit here for a while
And hold hands

then let's talk

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