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when do you pray?
do you pray?
Although I have encountered moments of reverence at churches during masses throughout the ceremonies, 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 having the miracle of a new life in my belly. In holding my child at my breast and nursing. In salty tears. In long embraces.
"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