Neither I nor the poets I love found the keys to the kingdom of prayer and we cannot force God to stumble over us where we sit.
But I know that it’s a good idea to sit anyway.
So every morning I sit, I kneel, waiting, making friends with the habit of listening, hoping that I’m being listened to.
There, I greet God in my own disorder.
I say hello to my chaos, my unmade decisions, my unmade bed, my desire and my trouble.
I say hello to distraction and privilege, I greet the day and I greet my beloved.
I recognise and greet my burdens, my luck, my controlled and uncontrollable story.
I greet my untold stories, my unfolding story, my unloved body, my own love, my own body.
I greet the things I think will happen and I say hello to everything I do not know about the day.
I greet my own small world and I hope that I can meet the bigger world that day.
I greet my story and hope that I can forget my story during the day, and greet some surprising stories during the long day ahead.
I greet God, and I greet the God who is more God than the God I greet.
Hello to you all, I say, as the sun rises....
~Adapted from In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World by Pádraig Ó Tuama
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Noeticus Counseling Center
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Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Reginald Ray
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron
What to Remember When Waking: The Disciplines of an Everyday Life by David Whyte
You Are the One You've Been Waiting For by Richard Schwartz
Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin
Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery by Mark Coleman
Nature's Ways: Experiencing the Sacred in the Natural World by Philip Sutton Chard
Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
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