“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” – Søren Kierkegaard
I’ve come to learn that prayer involves a discipline of practiced attentiveness, but it's more than the concentration of thought, the knitting of ones brows. Contemplative prayer slows our mind, calms our spirit, and centers our heart. Prayers are occasions for grace, opportunities to chose a different path. They make forgiveness possible. There may be moments throughout your day when you feel called to pray or meditate. The prayer space can become almost sacred as it offers peaceful respite from the rest of the day. That's what I come here for, a deeper practice of mindfulness and immediacy of presence.
The key element to all of this is a healthy dose of humility and an awareness that this all really IS a mystery . . . there are just some things that will never really be understood by our rational minds through words and explanations. But for now, this is just a little blog to share some of my thoughts. Please feel free to comment or ask questions.
Photographed with permission at the Pueblo de San Ildefonso