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when do you pray?
do you pray?
Today I went to mass, and although I encountered moments of reverence throughout the ceremony, my soul's prayers - my connection with the Divine - are more purely and more intensely felt elsewhere. In nature. In silence. In dance. In painting. In yoga. In sculpting. In lovemaking. In compassion. In laughter. In salty tears. In long embraces.
Today I sweat my prayers...
"To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge. I do it on the dance floor. The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy." - Gabrielle Roth