I have read about 30 self-help/mind power books during the past two years or so. One of my favorites is “The Power Of Intention” by Wayne Dyer. I’ve read the book three times over and still refer to it on a regular basis. Every time I read it, I find something that I didn’t notice or focus on before.
As I was browsing the book again, I noticed a powerful meditation technique called Japa. I remember reading about it in the book before, but I don’t usually pay attention to alternate meditation methods so I disregarded it for the most part. However, as I read about Japa again and realized how it can be used to increase power and confidence in my life, I paid much closer attention.
The author describes Japa as repeating the names of God over and over, focusing on His presence. I saw another definition on Wikipedia as simply a meditative repetition of a name of divine power. What I noticed this time that I didn’t before is that Wayne Dyer suggests doing this as you imagine something you want to accomplish in your life. Say the name Jesus as you imagine yourself succeeding at your job, with your family, other relationships, and enjoying a greater and happier life. Say the word Lord or God as you imagine yourself overcoming the obstacles currently in your way.
I have tried this myself, and it is powerful. I find it especially effective because, instead of focusing on our desire, need, or problem we are focusing on the presence of God. The peace and power that it brings is amazing. I also feel like I am releasing the situation to Him, faithfully knowing that it’s in His hands.
I recommend you try this meditation. It can be done anywhere and doesn’t take a great deal of time. Even if you do it a few minutes at a time several times during the day, it can have dramatic results. It is especially helpful during the most stressful times as it provides the assurance that God is right there helping you through. I hope it helps you as much as it’s helped me.