“Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” [Mary Oliver]
I pray for only one thing every day, and that is to be present in my life -- to wholly embrace the joy, the suffering, and the mundane. Our soul is not a byproduct of our faith, but rather, it is forged by each and every one of us as we clear our minds and open our hearts. What more could we hope for than the "sweet emphatic ping and swell" of a blossoming soul.