When I was in my early twenties, I came across a book on psychology of relationships by an American writer Barbara de Angelis. I read at least 3 or 4 books by her afterwards, but that first book stroke me as something unbelievable with only one word. A spanish word “Enséñame” means “teach me” or “show me”. The author suggested waking up every morning and pronouncing “Enséñame” which meant asking God to show you what to do during the day, which decisions to make, which solutions to find, in other words, how to work and how to live.
“Enséñame” has become my everyday prayer and mantra. I remember times of trouble when I needed advice and support and I was sure I was able to get everything I needed, because someone would be with me and would show me, and would teach me…
I want to ask my readers not to take this word as my wish to teach everybody. I just cannot do it and, honestly, I do not strive for it.I want to be taught and I want to be shown the way. This what “Enséñame” does. It still works for me as a prayer.


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