Since the beginning of 2016, Little Prince’s father has been aiming for a high-flying job through his connection capital. In autumn 2016, when Little Prince’s maternal grandfather learned that his paternal grandmother prayed for Little Prince’s father not getting a job overseas, Little Prince’s maternal grandfather shared a fresh perspective with me, though it’s harsh in words. “We must pray only for good things to happen for our children. If we pray for bad things, it’s called cursing!” His words made me reflect on the importance of praying for the right things, and praying in the right ways.
Anyone can pray or meditate. Praying and meditating tap into the same neurological pathways that bring peaceful feeling. To pray and meditate, relaxation is the key.
“The focus of prayer is not the self. It is the momentary disregard of our personal concerns.” Abraham Joshua Heschel
Train our mind and body to release negative thoughts and ideas, fears and worries.
We need a listener. The Universe or The Divine is a listener who never interrupts and never makes themselves the subject of our conversation.
Search inside ourselves. Listen to ourselves and our intuition. The Universe or The Divine will reveal to us what we need to know.
Simplify our prayers, as suggested by Anne Lamott: