The only thing to remember about prayer is to begin where you are. (Thomas Merton)
Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie - I found that out. (Mark Twain)
If governments knew how subversive contemplative prayer is, they would ban it. (Desmond Tutu)
Pray as you can, not as you can't. (Father Ted King, Dean Emeritus of Cape Town)
So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray. (Mary Oliver)
Monday, 2 July 2012
This floating world
Here's something from the Spirituality and Practice website that I think is utterly, utterly beautiful:
"Oh, that my monk's robes were wide enough to gather up all the people in this floating world."
To Practice This Thought: Meditate on this image and find a way to extend your compassion to those in need in our world.
(Image from Wikimedia Commons)