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Inspire Me Wednesday – Prayer

Prayer has been said to have healing effects for people, regardless of their belief or non-belief in God/religion. Many a times a lot of us have prayed for something or the other. We may have been disappointed several times when we have not gotten what we have been asking for, sometimes despite repeated attempts. Dispirited, we may ask – What happened to the power of prayer?

Susan Jeffers, in her book Embracing Uncertainty – Achieving peace of mind as we face the unknown, said that

“We have to learn to pray not with a sense of wishing, hoping, yearning or entitlement, but with a sense of trust, gratitude and purpose.”

In other words, we pray for God to give us the wisdom and strength to accept and handle what Life gives us. She also provided a lovely prayer for us to keep in mind and repeat to ourselves daily.

“Dear God, I trust that no matter what happens in my life, it is for my highest good. And no matter what happens in the lives of those I love, it is for their highest good. From all things you put before us, we shall become stronger and more loving people. I am grateful for all the beauty and opportunity you put into my life. And in all that I do, I shall seek to be a channel for your love.”

This prayer resonates with me and every time I read it to myself, I feel a sense of peace and trust that all is happening for my good – even if it doesn’t seem to be that way at the moment.

Here is to a peaceful and blissful day to all of you


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Judge not- for who am I to make that decision

Lately, I have adopted this habit – not to repeat any negative comments or incidences, where the subject of that incidence will be put in a bad light. You could say my version of not repeating gossip. For instance, when I have witnessed someone behaving badly, or someone else has told me something negative about a person, I restrain myself from telling someone else about it.

I don’t know what it is about us – sometimes, we feel a certain thrill in passing on gossip and comments about others. It just is something all of us tend to do now and then, some of us more than others. It’s not something we give real thought to. But I started thinking about it recently and decided to consciously not do it anymore.

And curiously, I feel better not doing it. When we pass on such comments to other people, the conversation will naturally flow into a discussion about the person’s character or personality, or life etc. We end up making judgments from these one –off events, often unfair judgments. It’s sounds so terribly high-minded and all, but I’d rather not pass judgment on others if I can help it. If I don’t want others to judge me, then I should return the favour. After all, I don’t always know the full story behind the person’s actions, and even if I do, who am I to make a decision about the right-ness of what they did or didn’t do.

For now I shall reserve judgment for serial killers and the like, and spare others, who are just like us all, probably trying their best to get along…


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