Om Chanting and Meditation Quotes by Amit Ray
The Importance of Prayer and Meditation
As heartbreaking details continue to emerge from the tragic Parkland, Fla. As an agnostic who does not identify with any organized religion, my version of prayer isn't rooted in any tradition or theology. It's not a regular practice, nor one with set rules or goals. Sometimes I take the pantheistic approach of praying to the universe, focusing on sending healing thoughts out to the world, particularly others who are suffering. Sometimes I'll just visualize a ball of light in my head — a collective conscious benevolence — and aim to contribute positive energy to it.
A peace that surpasses all understanding. But perhaps I'd had to experience hell to know peace. There had been no place where I could run to, nor any doctor who could have stopped my pain. That's because no doctor can heal the wounds that live in our thoughts. My emotional pain was so hard to bear that I would rather have had a physical affliction; but having a broken soul that was without peace was for me like living in hell. Maybe I'd just needed to grow in reaching an understanding about the true nature of life and God. But no matter the reason for having suffered, I never want to go back there, so I choose to spend the rest of my life keeping peace in my mind and heart to the best of my ability.
For just one moment, try to clear away prejudices or restrictive thoughts about prayer and meditation that you may have.
the red shoes short story
The most important way to discipline the mind, and thus connect with Truth, is to spend regular time in prayer and meditation. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore knew firsthand what a tremendous difference prayer can make in life. If we all applied ourselves to prayer, we could free ourselves of the ills of humanity. It lifts the individual into a wonderful sense of oneness with God, who is Spirit, the source of every good and perfect thing, and the substance that supplies all the child's needs—whether they are spiritual, social, mental, physical, or financial. Prayer accomplishes many things.