my new kind of prayer

The secret of life is not about knowing what to say or do.  It’s not about doing love or loss right. Life cannot be handled. The secret is simply to show up. It’s about witnessing it all, even the pain, and letting it touch you and make you not harder, but more tender. Showing up, feeling it all – this is my new kind of prayer.  I call it praying attention, and it’s how, for me, everything turns holy.

-Glennon Doyle Melton

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  1. Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Lindsey, this is exactly what I needed right now. Thank you.

  2. Posted September 7, 2017 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    Love this. Thanks, Lindsey.

  3. CC
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    So lovely. Just shared it with my husband and read it over and over.

    Thank you so much for finding such lovely things to share with us.

  4. Ari
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Amen. I think showing up changes our lives.

  5. Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Yes, exactly. I love this. It’s such a good reminder.

  6. Trish
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    beyond beautiful, heartfelt honest and brass knuckles brave….thinking of you this week and keeping you close in thought, spirit, prayers and next to my heart….