Praying for my enemies

 

When I pray for my enemies, I notice a shift into well wishing for the person, state or situation, and a noticing of him/her/it as God, as love.

I see someone on the street and there is a reaction to his facial expression, posture, or voice. I notice I feel uncomfortable about him. My thoughts make him into an enemy, and they make my reaction to him into an enemy as well. I pray for him, there is a shift into well wishing for him and myself, and even for my own confusion and reaction. And there is a noticing of him as God and love, and my reaction as God and love. He doesn’t need to change, and what came up in me doesn’t need to change.

I notice a sense of tiredness. I feel uncomfortable about it. My thoughts make tiredness into an enemy. I shift into well wishing for it, and notice it as God and love. It doesn’t need to change.

I remember a class mate in middle school. There is a slight discomfort and resentment there. My thoughts make him into an enemy. I pray for him, there is a shift into well wishing for him and well wishing for me. And I notice him as God and love, and my own innocently confused reaction to him as God and love.

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When I pray for my enemies, I notice a shift into well wishing for the person, and a noticing of that person as God, as love.

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I see someone on the street and there is a reaction to his facial expression, posture, or voice. I notice I make him and my reaction to him into an enemy in my mind. Through praying for him, there is a shift into well wishing for him, for my own confusion and reaction, and for myself, and there is also a noticing of him and my confusion and reaction as God, as love.

I notice a sense of tiredness. I notice my thoughts make it into an enemy. I shift into well wishing for it, and notice it as God and love.

I remember a class mate in middle school I felt uncomfortable about. There is a slight resentment there. Again, I notice I make him into an enemy in my mind. I pray for him, there is a shift into

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When I pray for my enemies, I notice a few things.

The “enemy” is a person, state or situation my thoughts tell me is wrong, not God, when those thoughts are taken as true.

I may see someone on the street and there is a reaction to their facial expression, posture or voice. I may remember someone from my past my thoughts complain about. Or there may be someone in my present or even future I make wrong, I feel there is something unresolved for me about.

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