How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness ::Prayer and deep listening





“True prayer

is not


it is




Deep listening.



When we listen deeply,

we find that even the

“sound” of our own


is disruptive,

even annoying.

Letting go

of thoughts,

we enter

a more


inner stillness

and receptivity.



If this open silence can be held at our core, as our core, then we are no longer confused by trying to sort out and choose among our myriad competing inner voices.”




One response to this post.

  1. Posted by jennifertemp on December 28, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Beautifully written. A lovely description of mindfulness in a poetic way.

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