“I feel like I am in a constant state of prayer.” - Danielle LaPorte
I need to warn you that this post is going to be more traditionally spiritual than normal. Although I have been working with the sacred for years now, I have kept away from talking about religion and God partly because some of the blogs that I have read that discuss their views on religion have put me way off reading them again, partly because it was really UNcool to talk about God when I was younger and that is a hard habit to break, and partly because I am still working on what I believe.
But paying attention has its benefits and lately the whispers to my soul have been focusing on prayer. I, of course, have been largely ignoring them, but while poking through Google Reader today, I read Danielle’s latest post and her words felt like they had disco glitter on top and a hallelujah chorus behind them:
“I feel like I am in a constant state of prayer.”
Now that makes sense to me. That feels holy and real and right and just a little dangerous. That is a practice I can get behind. Prayer as a conversation; as constant as breathing and as close as gratitude. Sacred as everyday. By holding space for prayer, we take space away from fear.
And who wants to sit beside fear?
In Your Sacred Self Wayne Dyer writes: “Keep uppermost in your mind that there is a place within you where there is perfect peace and where nothing is impossible. If you give yourself the right to pray regularly, you will get to that place. Peace is yours for the asking.”
Beginning now -
PHOTO CREDIT: Speaking of gratitude, this photo was taken by my Dad. He blogs too!