Lotus of the Heart > Path of Spirit > A Prayerful Contentment


Just Here, Prayerfully

Thank You, Silence

Mar 13, 2017

Saying For Today: Just this is Prayer, for Prayer is just this.


We Share One Life, We Are One Life

Living in Love beyond Beliefs

smaragd - meditation

The great art of Silence is not to master a technique, not to master anything, but to do nothing, meaning let happening happen and be with, be awake to, receive with openness Life in this one moment, without beginning or end. At the end of seeking, nothing and no one remains to be sought. Rest in this, Here, where there is nowhere else.

Fingers moving
prayer bead to prayer bead.

Breath breathing
breath to breath.

Just here.
No seeking.

Prayers may arise,
a word or words, or not.

Feeling is always present,
even when the feeling is a
feeling of absence, or nothing happening.

Nothing happening is
something happening.

Not questioning,

Not needing to be anything;
I am.

Fingers moving
bead to bead.
Just here, prayerfully.

This is enough, now. Why?
Just this is Prayer,
for Prayer is just this.


©Brian Kenneth Wilcox 2017. Brian is a Hospice Chaplain, living out his vow to serve all living beings by serving those preparing to die and their friends and family. Brian lives a vowed life, alone in a quasi-hermitic life, and integrates varied religions, but most especially the contemplative paths of Buddhism and his native faith, Christianity. Brian received a 'mystical' Christ-experience at age 9, and was introduced to a peace untouched by pain and suffering. Later, in his mid-30s, after surviving a dark night of despair, Brian was vowed to a contemplative Christian way of life on St. Matthew's Feast day, 1995, by Greenbough House of Prayer, in Georgia, USA. This began many years of ardent reading, spiritual practice, and exploration of many spiritual paths, including publication of his book An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love. The Journey has led Brian to the joy beyond the ache, a contentment in experiential union with Grace. Brian lives with the affirmation that Love, not as emotion but Divine Presence, transcends all paths of religion and is our Source and Destination. As St. Paul writes in the Christian Bible, "Now remain always, faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love." Peace to All!


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