What can be said to “existence” ? He knows all that you can say in the first place. you can bow down, celebrate. But still your bowing down, celebration, festivity, thankfulness, gratitude —— they are still ways of speaking. You are trying to say something without words, because words are very small and the heart really wants to say something.
Science gives definitions, Religion cannot. You ask, “What is water ?” and it says “H2O” Prayer is subjective. It is not an object that can be analysed. You cannot show your prayer to anybody. When prayer exists, it is not that prayer exists in you ———- on the contrary, YOU EXIST IN PRAYER. You vibrate in that enormous dimension; that plenitude.
Man has lost many capacities, and one of the most important has been the capacity to pray ——- because it is only through prayer that we make a bridge between our tine self and the Infinite and the Absolute.
Does it bring any external or internal change ? Internal change is the change in our viewpoint. If our vision of life does not improve, we keep living the way we always did.
Let us start this year on a happy note and prepare ourselves for all that the year holds in store for us. Let us accept all the blessings with a grateful heart, and let us try and spread happiness all around. A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL.
Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the NEW YEAR. ——— John R. Dallas Jr.
Renowned German psychologist Carsten Wrosch and professor of psychology at the University of Columbia, Gregory Miller, stressed the importance of learning to ‘let go’. Wrosch said, “Bitterness can be triggered by events that are associated with feelings of unfairness, which make people feel like the victim”. Latching on to this feeling for too long is hazardous to the mind and body. This, creating ‘year-end rituals’, both ‘celebratory’ and ’empowering’, becomes a necessity.
The “spiritual” is embedded in our collective subconscious. The Christmas story is about our being awakened to its presence, like Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the Magi, who are characterised by their state of wakefulness.
May the silence of that first Christmas night be the harbinger of peace on earth to all people of goodwill.
“On all bare heights shall be their pasture” (Isa. 49:9, R. V.)
When you are doubtful as to your course, submit your judgment absolutely to God and ask Him to shut against you every door but the right one.
Meanwhile keep on as you are, and consider the absence of indication to be the indication of God’s will that you are on His track ………. As you go down the long corridor, you will find that He has “preceded” you, and locked many doors which you would fain have entered, but, be sure that beyond these there is one which He has “left unlocked”. Open it and enter, and you will find yourself face to face with a bend of a river of opportunity, broader and deeper than anything you had dared to imagine in your wildest dreams.
Sometimes when dark the night, and every light gone outI wonder to what port my frail ship goesStill though the night be long, and restless all my hoursMy distant goal, I’m sure, MY PILOT KNOWS.