Friday, May 14, 2021

The definition of prayer is paying careful and concentrated attention to something other than your own constructions. —W. H. Auden


A man may go into the field and say his prayer and be aware of God, or, he may be in Church and be aware of God; but, if he is more aware of Him because he is in a quiet place, that is his own deficiency and not due to God, Who is alike present in all things and places, and is willing to give Himself everywhere so far as lies in Him.

He knows God rightly who knows Him everywhere.

—Meister Eckhart

. . .

Sit and be still

until in the time

of no rain you hear

beneath the dry wind's

commotion in the trees

the sound of flowing

water among the rocks,

a stream unheard before,

and you are where 

breathing is prayer.

—Wendell Berry


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