What is your most sacred prayer?

SOMETIMES

Sometimes
if you move carefully
through the forest

breathing
like the ones
in the old stories

who could cross
a shimmering bed of dry leaves
without a sound, 

you come
to a place
whose only task

is to trouble you
with tiny
but frightening requests

conceived out of nowhere
but in this place
beginning to lead everywhere.

Requests to stop what
you are doing right now,
and

to stop what you
are becoming
while you do it,

questions
that can make
or unmake
a life,

questions
that have patiently
waited for you,

questions
that have no right
to go away.

- David Whyte

You’ve been here before. Asking these same questions. Swimming with the same desires. Confronting the same challenges.

The poet David Whyte asks us to stop what we are doing while we do it and turn our attention towards the questions that can make or unmake our lives and to never abandon the questions that have “no right to go away.”

What if these questions were our most sacred prayers?

What if the great task of your life was to return to these sacred prayers again and again and again so that these prayers shape our own becoming?

And then… so what? So what about our questions and prayers?

What’s next? What if your deepest questions that you hold about your life were offered even a glimmer, a thread of knowing? What if the door to your soul creaked and cracked open just enough for light to spill out onto your prayers, illuminating them with truth?

What if you were audacious enough to not just dream your dream, pray your prayers and ask your questions… but to really live them?

So what…

What is your most sacred prayer?


 

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