Day 135

Prayer is a controversial subject because it easily draws us into the realm of religion, faith and personal belief. Whatever the religious or philosophical background that shapes the act of prayer, it is worth remembering that prayer can have a deeply calming and reassuring influence on our feelings. Evidence suggests that spiritual pursuits can greatly enhance our health and well being. Awareness of our thoughts, feelings and behaviour, inner contemplation, prayer and meditation all serve to calm our thoughts and connect us to a deeper aspect of ourselves. The advantage of prayer is that it often focuses our attention on the needs of others, turning our concerns for ourselves towards the challenges that others must face in their lives. This can help us to put our own problems into a better context and, in praying for the welfare of others, we find peace and comfort in the face of our own, personal challenges. We are so much more than a collection of chemicals driven by our genetic programming. We should never underestimate the power of human potential nor dismiss too easily the power of prayer and contemplation.

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Day 150

Truth is a controversial subject for any discussion because most individuals believe that what they believe is the truth. I prefer the notion that truth is absolute and cannot be divided. This means we can’t have a part of the truth. Either we have the whole thing or we simply have a view. This distinguishes between truth and beliefs and helps us from becoming trapped in the limitations of whatever we happen to believe. Beliefs certainly provide a measure of comfort and certainty in an otherwise uncertain world but the moment i accept my beliefs as a form of truth, I establish limits to what I am capable of learning. We tend to become deeply attached to our beliefs! Perhaps we should worry less about truth and concern ourselves more with the consequences of our beliefs.

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