What the world needs now is Compassion, Peace, Justice and Sustainable Abundance for all. We have a long way to go. But we have come a long way and we can GO THE DISTANCE if we put our mind, heart, body and soul into it, all of us. If we are to believe Lester Brown and other experts, our civilization is in peril. We must act and act NOW. We can pray our way through this crisis. Prayer embraces thinking, feeling, saying and doing.
Prayer! Perhaps you are uncomfortable with that word. Well, then, call it what you will: Mindfulness, Meditation, Intention, Will, Desire, Hope, Consciousness, Determination, Blessing, Creation, Power, Joy, Decision, Confidence, Belief, Gratitude, Thanksgiving, Unity, Oneness, Centering, Aligning, Sustaining, Evolving, Loving, Connecting, Learning, Teaching, Inspiration, Illumination, Integration. What I am calling Prayer includes all these things and more.
We become one in prayer or mindfulness. We become one in our intention to create a new earth overflowing with compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all. Or, perhaps it is even more accurate to say that we come to realize our oneness. That’s because:
God is Love. (1 John 4:7)
Each person on the planet needs to acknowledge personal responsibility for the outcome of our thinking, feeling, saying and doing. Every thought counts. Every feeling counts. Every word counts. Every deed counts. YOU ARE ESSENTIAL. So am I. So is everyone else.
For many of us, prayer is done in the name of Jesus Christ. Others pray through other sacred names. As long as compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance are the goals, I am not at all concerned that your Holy Name be the same as mine. I do believe strongly that you and I must believe that these goals can and must be achieved with all of our mind, heart, body and soul.
I have been developing a prayer practice which is based on the four categories of MIND, HEART, BODY and SOUL. Recently, I added a chart to The Abundancetrek homepage which merges these 4 spiritual "landscapes" as Elizabeth Lesser calls them, with my 12 practices. Scroll down the page a little ways. GO!