Since I started meditating early last year, I have learned to pray. I was always comfortable talking to G-d, usually in my car or on a walk. I would try to pray for others in synagogue and it always felt forced. But now my prayers are more thoughtful and more focused. It gives me a greater sense of peace.
The book is in both Hebrew and English. I used to think too much about my inability to read Hebrew and now I have found beauty and wonder in saying the prayers in English.
Anyone can pray. Anyone can meditate. Meditating or praying to slow down for at least 30 minutes a week has helped to stop my mind from spinning its tales of anxiety, insecurity and worry. I didn’t believe it at first. I began in January and now nine months later, I have noticed significant and positive changes in my mood, attitude, and productivity.
Here is my prayer for tonight – I pray that those who are struggling can see some hope and they take a moment to say a prayer for themselves and for others.