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Prayer versus Meditation

Prayer and meditation are used together so often that you may think they are essentially the same thing.  But, prayer is more of a direct outreach and communication with a divine being, while meditation encourages you to “go within” to create stillness and serenity.

 

There is no right or wrong way to meditate.  Those who exercise — especially long-distance runners — often think of their workout as a form of meditation.  Others make a ritual out of their meditation by setting aside the same time each day, listening to soothing music, or chanting.  Some use deep breathing techniques or yoga poses.  Others listen to guided meditation tapes or meditate regularly with others.

 

But, no matter what form your meditation takes, the purpose is to allow time for relaxation and for letting go so you can let your thoughts and emotions run free.  You feel and observe what is within you and, in so doing, learn more about your innermost thoughts and feelings.  When you do, you can better understand your fears, doubts, insecurities, regrets, and resentments.  With this understanding, you can use these tools to decrease the hold these emotions have upon you.

 

Source (modified):  Morning Light: A Book of Meditations to Begin Your Day | Amy E. Dean | Hazelden Meditations
barnesandnoble.com/w/morning-light-amy-dean/1100184642

 

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The meaning of peace

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

 

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Quiet waters

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted.
~ Hans Margolius

 

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Pull them into your peace.

Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace.

 

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Tranquility…how utterly peaceful!

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The Serenity Prayer


God, grant me the:
SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, the
COURAGE to change the things I can, and the
WISDOM to know the difference.

 

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Found written on the wall in Mother Teresa’s Home for Children in Calcutta

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“Loch Rusky, Trossachs” by David Mould

 

500px / Photo “Loch Rusky, Trossachs” by David Mould.

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Heading into the storm…for real!

 

 

Well, whattaya know!  We get to cruise straight through a “gale” between here and Boston (apparently we can’t go around it), with waves in excess of 25 feet beginning at midnight, all day tomorrow, going right through until we reach Boston.  The captain just made a warning announcement for visitors and crew.  They’ve been busily tying down the lounge chairs on the outdoor decks, and otherwise making things secure.  I do believe we’re going to have more of an adventure than we signed on for!  This may be the last time I’m online for a while.  Send up a bunch of prayers and positive thoughts for us, please…

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Feline Serenity

Seen on Tumblr.

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