Meditation through Prayer
A mind is a powerful tool. Most people are unaware of how forceful the mind can be. Our thoughts are a pathway to our future. Think about it. Have you ever felt so depressed, so out of sorts, and had no idea how to get out of that deep dark state, that funk you’re in? I know a lot of us have. My experience with prayer, meditation, and visualization was a lifesaver. By following the concepts of The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, brought me out of that depressed out of control state. It gave me my life back. It becomes a part of you as you incorporate it into your daily life. Whenever you become complacent and take a break you notice that you need to be rejuvenated. Just as we need physical exercise, we also need mental or spiritual exercise.
It’s amazing how our thoughts can affect our lives. Meditation through prayer could change our thought process. Therefore enabling us to live healthy positive well-adjusted lives. Positive and uplifting thoughts produce life fulfilling dreams. On the other hand negative thoughts produce the opposite effect. There are several benefits to Prayer and Meditation. It not only helps with positive thinking, there are a variety of things that could work in your favor. It helps with anxiety (panic attacks), depression and other aspects that prohibits self development in our lives. When you meditate, you become rejuvenated. It gets you out of that saddened or lackadaisical state.
You Must Have a Plan
Plan ahead. Begin your day with what you’d like to accomplish. This helps to get a better grasp on things. It would also help you to get a broader picture of what you want out of life therefore better be able to achieve your goals. Write your goals for the following day each night or at the beginning of the day. Then pray, meditate and visualize. Do this as soon as you wake up and before you go to bed.
Think positively and surround yourself with people who think positively. Growing up it never occurred to me that someone could break into my home. This never happened until my late thirties. I met someone who was obsessed with being robbed, always looking over their shoulders. At first it was a bit funny, then it became annoying. I suppose subconsciously it stayed with me. And I ended up being robbed. Lesson learned surround yourself with negativity, it follows you. By the same token surrounded by positive thinkers bring you a positive outlook, in turn making yourself a better life. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that this happens in every instance. Just try to surround yourself with positivity and your life would be better for it.
There are so many things in life to be thankful for. Be thankful for health, having a career that you enjoy, a roof over your head having good and trusting relationships. Stop and smell the roses. When we don’t negativity starts creeping into our thoughts and we begin to feel sorry for ourselves. Our lives could go spiraling out of control.
Although I endorse Prayer and Meditation, I understand that not everyone is necessarily interested in religion. When reading, I do not want anyone to be turned off by the word “prayer.” Meditation could be used with or without prayer. You can tap into your inner self, be relaxed and think positive thoughts. Simple things such as: I’m relaxed. I’m happy. I’m loved. I’m healthy. Repeat these things ten times upon waking in the morning and do the same before going to bed. And during the day when you remember. You’d be amazed the difference it makes.
Dr. Peale teaches in the book by saying “I could do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. And “I believe my mind is now emptied of all anxieties all fears all state of insecurities.” Repeat ten times pray and visualize. These will certainly help in your daily lives. It certainly helped with my daughter who is autistic.