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Thursday, November 27 2014

Asking Gratefully



       In his new book, The Endless Practice, Mark Nepo suggests a paradoxical unity in two apparently contradictory activities: asking for what we need and accepting what we’re given. 


       “Asking for what we need is a practice in being present and visible that lets us become intimate with our own nature.  Accepting what we’re given is a practice in being present to everything beyond us that lets us become intimate with the nature of life.”  (p. 59)


       Listening to what we want/need connects us intimately/respectfully with ourselves.  Letting loved ones know what we want/need connects us intimately/vulnerably with them.  Noticing what we have, with a grateful heart, connects us intimately/joyfully with life.


      Listening, disclosing, thanking – beautiful ways of saying yes to relationship at all levels. 


       Please and thank you come together.  Gratitude infuses every request.  Having happens.


       Happy Thanks-giving.  Happy having.







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