A Powerful Meditation

September 1, 2011

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.

Responsibility For Success

August 20, 2011

Who’s responsibility is it for goals to be achieved in our lives? The obvious answer is that each individual is responsible for their own success. I agree with that. However, how much responsibility do we need to take for our own success?

The second question is the more debatable one. Many people say that the harder we work, the more we succeed. I will not disagree with the importance of working hard. However, the more I study this topic, the more I realize we are not made to do it all. In fact, most the responsiblity does not rest on our shoulders.

As author/speaker Wayne Dyer puts it, we are co-creators with God. We do our part in planting the seeds with our actions. Then we rely on Him to take care of the rest. We don’t have to work ourselves crazy. The key is to determine what steps of action we need to take, and then take them. If you’re not sure, then pray and ask. All wisdom will be provided when we simply seek it.

The next step is to have faith. Do you part, and let God do His. Then have complete faith that the goals you are seeking will  be achieved.

This method works wonders. We do our part, but don’t have to knock ourselves out, as we faithfully rely on God and His wonders to take us the rest of the way. Then it sets the stage for even greater success. Then be thankful and enjoy the blessings : )