We may cover this need with patterns of self-protection or images of self-reliance, or we may openly acknowledge this need to our self or others, but it is always present, whether hidden or visible.
While meditation takes me inward into an essential inner silence and emptiness, this early morning walking is a prayer. In prayer there is a meeting: I meet and bow before the One in Its many colors, sounds and smells.
All of us contain, in our very inside, immense Divine energy. Sometimes we need a spark, an encounter, to release the Divine potential inside. And then our souls catch on fire, giving heat and light to all around.