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Prayer is a type of thought. It’s a lot like meditation — a ...
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Pearls before swine
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Date: September 14th, 2014 11:55 AM
Author: Racy address turdskin

Prayer is a type of thought. It’s a lot like meditation — a type of very concentrated mental focus with passionate emotion directed towards a concept or situation, or the lack thereof. But there’s a special X-factor ingredient that makes “prayer” different than meditation or other types of thought. That X-factor is humility. This is the most seemingly contradictory aspect of prayer and what many people dislike about the feeling of praying. “Getting down on your knees” is not about lowering your power or being a weakling, it’s about showing respect for the size and grandeur of what we call existence — it’s about being humble in the presence of the vastness of life, space, and sensation, and acknowledging our extremely limited understanding of what it all really means.

Being humble is very hard for many people because it makes them feel unimportant and helpless. To embrace our own smallness is not to say we’re dumb or that we don’t matter, but to realize how amazing it is that we exist at all in the midst of so much more. To be fully alive, we must realize how much else there is besides ourselves. We must accept how much we don’t know — and how much we still have to learn — about ourselves and the whole world. Kneeling down and fully comprehending the incomprehensible is the physical act of displaying our respect for everything that isn’t “us.” …

The paradoxical nature of this concept is difficult, but it is the key to unlocking the door of spirituality in general, and it remains the single biggest reason many people don’t like the idea of prayer or of spiritual pursuits in general — they feel it’s taking away their own power and it requires a dismantling of the reliable day-to-day life of the material world. In fact, it’s only by taking away the illusion of our own power and replacing it with a greater power — the power that comes from realizing that we don’t have to know everything — that we truly realize our full potential. And this type of power doesn’t require constant and exhausting efforts to hold-up and maintain, nor does it require us to endlessly convince ourselves and everyone else that we’re powerful, that we know what we’re doing, and that we’re in control of everything.

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2014/09/ask_andrew_wk_on_prayer.php

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Date: September 14th, 2014 12:15 PM
Author: federal glittery community account

Pearls before swine

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Date: September 14th, 2014 12:15 PM
Author: fiercely-loyal swashbuckling step-uncle's house circlehead

his dad wrote a pretty widely-used property textbook

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Date: September 14th, 2014 12:16 PM
Author: Soul-stirring Jewess

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Date: September 14th, 2014 12:28 PM
Author: Racy address turdskin



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Date: June 10th, 2021 6:52 PM
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Date: June 10th, 2021 6:55 PM
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Date: September 14th, 2014 12:46 PM
Author: trip round eye principal's office

Dude needs to make more records

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Date: September 14th, 2014 12:52 PM
Author: Racy address turdskin

Ideally related to the metaphysical concepts of Party.

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Date: June 6th, 2021 10:00 AM
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Date: June 10th, 2021 6:56 PM
Author: Mainlining the secret truth of the universe (Brought to you by Carl's Jr. )



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Date: June 6th, 2021 4:52 AM
Author: Boyish Aqua Garrison Rigpig



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Date: June 10th, 2021 6:51 PM
Author: Mainlining the secret truth of the universe (Brought to you by Carl's Jr. )



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