I welcome everything that comes to me today, because I know it's for my healing.
I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions.
I let go of my desire for power and control.
I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval, and pleasure.
Fr. Thomas Keating
I offer you Fr. Thomas Keating's welcoming prayer. I suggest you prayer it when you get up in the morning. It is a powerfully faithful way to start your day. But be prepared, because, if you spend any time with it, the prayer becomes provocative. I've been pondering the first line about healing. I don't like to consider myself in need of healing, and it certainly isn't something I want to dwell on. But there it is, drawing myself to concider what may need healing in me that I'm not aware of nor want to admit.
Which section speaks to you; which draws your attention, makes you question, makes you want to stop praying it? Don't stop; God is calling you to welcome everything that comes to you today.