Fr. Ron Rolheisher makes a good point about prayer:
Our prayer and spiritual quests are not enough connected to nature. For all of our good intentions and hard work, we are too-platonic, too much trying to have our souls transformed while our bodies sit warm, safe, and uninvolved. The physical elements of nature and our own bodies play too small a role in our efforts to grow spiritually.
It’s a lesson he learned from the Spiritual Exercises. Read about it here.