I Prayed and I found all my Answers!

       Very wise words!” πŸ™‚

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I prayed for change, so I changed my mind.
I prayed for guidance and learned to trust myself.
I prayed for happiness and realized I am not my ego.
I prayed for peace and learned to accept others unconditionally.
I prayed for abundance and realized my doubt kept it out.
I prayed for wealth and realized it is my health.
I prayed for a miracle and realized I am the miracle.
I prayed for a soul mate and realized I am the one.
I prayed for love and realized it’s always knocking, but I have to allow it in.

– Rumi

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41 thoughts on “I Prayed and I found all my Answers!

  1. Denzil - Life Sentences

    Wow. Insightful and helpful. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading through your blog posts gradually over time.

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  2. Vinny Idol

    This was a brilliant post. All of this is true. Most of our pressing needs and wants can be found by fixing ourselves first, then looking outward. Thanks for reblogging and sharing this. I have some work to do..lol

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    1. Mark Lanesbury Post author

      As do we all Vinny πŸ™‚ When that realisation arrives, we finally understand that it is within our own hearts that we must heal. Many do not realise it is only when we go through the many tough trials that this life brings, that they all guide us ever inward, to finally realise that truth. And as we understand that truth, stand in it, and live by that…only then do we realise its purpose…to love ourselves, heal ourselves from a lifetime of negativity, low self worth etc. Because with those things in place, that is what we project out into the world AND attract back so that we can face them. Heal ourselves and be that love, and that is what we attract back, a place filled with a love that we have now become. This understanding is a beauty all its own πŸ™‚
      Thank you for sharing my friend, may your journey understand that love πŸ™‚

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  3. candidkay

    Whenever I find myself asking for something specific anymore, I always end with–“Let Your divine wisdom be my guide.” Because I realize my tiny human mind may not be seeing the full pic or possibilities. Great reminder, Mark:).

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    1. Mark Lanesbury Post author

      Great saying Kristine, it is saying that you are listening within, that has great power for the love and acceptance of who you are πŸ™‚
      And we aren’t able to ‘see’ all of our journey because that is it whole point…to discover that beauty of what we really are inside, and appreciate with great love what we have become because of it πŸ™‚
      Thank you for sharing kind lady, may that understanding be the love of your life…for it will love you unconditionally ❀

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    1. Mark Lanesbury Post author

      I think it may be the truth within us all Barbara…we just have to understand our fears and listen, as you have done πŸ™‚
      Thank you for sharing your heart also, may it always be as unconditional as those words xo

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    1. Mark Lanesbury Post author

      He was a very wise man Eve. He had found his inner self, and was traveling the path of creation, no longer reacting to an old world.
      He was creating his world, one built on the unconditional love that he had discovered within, one that we too will eventually create.
      Thank you for sharing Eve πŸ™‚

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    1. Mark Lanesbury Post author

      Thank you Joel, I stumbled across it on another friends website, and as you said, very wise and powerful.
      And I know others cannot ‘see’ within those words until they remove their walls…they have great purpose those walls, they allow our journey to progress for exactly who we are, and when we ‘know’ within our hearts it is time to ‘see’ within, they come down and show a beauty like no other πŸ™‚
      In hindsight, a very powerful journey. And in that hindsight, the ability to ‘see’ the future.
      Thank you also for sharing here πŸ™‚

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      1. AnxietySupportWeb

        I had to take a photo of the poem and I shared it on my social media accounts. I really can identify with those words fully 😊

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    1. Mark Lanesbury Post author

      That is our journey Sue. To find it in our own hearts, by releasing the walls of our fear.
      And I thank you kindly for your lovely wishes, it is the beginning of our Spring ‘down here’, and I’m looking forward to some delightful warmth and growth. You will be proud of me, on my balcony I have a nice radium weed just starting to spread its wings (it is used for skin cancers, works great, check it out on google if you haven’t come across it before).
      Have a great day my friend, and may your garden also respond with all that love you share πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Mark Lanesbury Post author

      Thank you Val. I was guided to Paras’s site, and was delighted to ‘see’ Rumi’s words. When understood with the wisdom of life, they ring a bell to let us know we have arrived at our destination πŸ™‚
      Thank you for sharing in this journey πŸ™‚

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    1. Mark Lanesbury Post author

      The hard part for me was in truly understanding what they meant to me…but I slowly understood that none would come about until I did me first.
      I always did everything from a place of fear, and especially what ‘others’ thought of me. But that was my journey, to understand my fear and release it πŸ™‚
      Finally πŸ˜€
      Thank you fort sharing April, I hope you are going well. Keep standing in that heart space, trust it, and it will lead you home πŸ™‚

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          1. Mark Lanesbury Post author

            Of all the things that I have been guided with Paras, was that one fact, that as I have learnt to love myself ‘because’ of our journey….it opened me further and further in the understanding of that love.
            Yes, at times it will feel very rough, but all, and I mean all, slowly guides us into our hearts closer and closer. There will be many aha moments to let you know you are on your path…your path, not anyone else’s, and within that discovery will be your integrity built on that love. Stand in that truth as it builds, and your love will be like a light…just by being you, you will guide others.
            Enjoy the journey….and remember Rumi’s words on the dark days, and God’s love always. His love only ever seems to disappear because of the walls that we build, thinking we are protecting ourselves…but his love is always there ❀

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