The Essence of Prayer

I was reading my daily affirmation books this morning and came across a beautiful description of how prayer helps us transform. Here is the quote:

“The essence of prayer, even of a mystical experience, is the way we are altered to see everything from its life-filled dimension.” ~ Matthew Fox

This fills me with awe and wonder. Seeing everything from “its life-filled dimension” puts everything into perspective for me. Prayer is transformational, if I allow it. Of course, this is the key to everything. I must be willing to allow these experiences to alter what I see and how I see it.

Notice this quote does not define who or what we are praying to…it is simply pointing out the essence of the experience. I don’t know about you, but my goal is to see the vibrancy in everything I encounter. Seeing everything from this dimension fills me with positive energy and reinforces my desire to shine my light each and every day.

So, even if we all have a different understanding of God, Divine Source, Spirit, etc., we can still get a deeper understanding of prayer from the quote above. Today I am willingly open to seeing things in a new light. Today I allow transformation to occur within me. Today I am transformed.





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s