Here is just one definition of prayer to ponder:
prayer |pre(ə)r| noun• an earnest hope or wish
We affect others. Have you ever gotten a “bad vibe” from someone only to find out they didn’t like you or were talking badly about you? Have you ever picked up a friend for lunch and knew instantly something was wrong?
Our energy and what we think affects one another. We are all individual scoops of water from the very same ocean and I believe it’s time to pay attention to the ocean. It’s time we heal rather than injure.
You may think you never hurt people, after all, everyone says you are “super nice,” “a light to others,” “helpful and compassionate,” and that’s wonderful, but unless you speak kindly about others, never gossip or judge another, you may have unconsciously hurt someone. So let’s change that, it’s actually quite easy.
This week we take the focus off ourself and put it onto others by praying. Now if you do not like the word pray because of a religious connotation just glance back to the definition I included at the top.
This week our small change is to pray every day for strangers, people all over the world who may be suffering, feeling lost, close to suicide, struggling to get a bite of food for their family, or maybe lonely and sleeping on the streets. Our prayers are powerful, and alone can change energy and bring hope. It’s time we recognize the larger body of water where we all came from and take the focus off the puddle.
Small Change #42 Pray for Others
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
― Herman Melville