Monday, March 7, 2022

March 7--Here and Now

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.  --Eckhart Tolle

Prayer is an excellent way to spend the present moment. These are the words of Richard Rohr:
     Our faith spreads through and by the quality of our relationships. When we meet a person of a certain quality of maturity, we too can become more mature. We meet a patient person and we learn how to be patient. We meet a loving person and we learn how to be loving. That’s the way human beings operate. When we meet a really grounded, happy, and free person, we become more like that because we’ll be satisfied with nothing less.
     In prayer, it is possible to experience that quality of relationship with Spirit. In that place, we know we’re not being manipulated, we’re not being used, we’re not being judged, we’re not being evaluated. Who wouldn’t want to go there? It’s the place of ultimate freedom. It’s the state that every one of us wants to live in. That’s why we tell people to go pray for some set time each day, because when we do, we slowly learn to live in this place. We become a reflection of our own experience. We ourselves become our best teacher—yet it is the Spirit. God rubs off on us. It’s almost that simple. I don’t know any other way to say it.
Enjoy some quiet time today. 

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