Jun 26, 2010
This is about a secret of mine which will become a secret of yours.
When I was younger and just beginning to explore spirituality, I was especially fascinated by the idea that some of the people I most admired had secret prayers which they didn't share with anyone! Thomas Merton was well known for his, even if it were in fact secret and nobody knew what it included. And can you imagine what the Dahlai Lama must have in his most private prayer life?
And then, I realized that it was not necessary to know what their secret prayers contained, because they would not do me much good, even if I had a copy of them. Why? Because they were theirs, and what I needed was to develop my own.
And so, let's explore how such powerful secret devotions are put together. We can begin with what we might call the obvious and presumable, we can see how they fit into our lives, and we can build from there into something highly personal.
And you'll see what I mean!