How to Pray

A prayer for anything of this world is really an exercise in vanity. 
Prayer always works too, although not always in the way it’s expected…
Vain perceptions are added onto the one who prays for things of this world, which leaves the confused mind unsatisfied and always hungry for more. 
The one who knows the mind also knows all desires that arise in the mind, and provides exactly what’s needed for the mind to grow in love, peace and compassion. Thus is the Divine Will for humanity. 
A prayer for worldly outcomes is really a confused attempt to deny Divine Will, and get what seems to be wanted in confusion instead. 
The prayer of vanity is also necessary for the mind that’s unprepared to recognize that personhood is an illusion, and that only Divine Will is of any value. 
In fact for the ignorant, vain prayer helps to release some suffering. But for the one who understands the value of Divine Will, such a defiant prayer causes suffering to multiply. 
If you are open to the kind of prayer that asks for Full release from resistance to Divine Will and suffering, only pray for the mind’s judgments to be forgiven. 
Ask and it will be given…
Notice that confused mind repeatedly asks for a better illusion while denying the hearts true desire…which is to be released from the dominion of confused mind and All of its illusions. 
True prayer is worshipping the one who knows your mind with all your heart, and without ceasing…despite temptations in the form of wants, needs and desires that arise in the mind. 
True prayer leads to realization of the perfect peace and infinite freedom that you already are…and along the way love flourishes and the heart bubbles with joy. 
Thank you for being the answer to every prayer. I love you!

Vanity

I’ve discovered that vanity has nothing to do with admiring my reflection, posing for photos, or adorning my body with lovely things.

For me, vanity is believing that other people should be more like me, as if there’s something wrong with the way they are.

When this energy arises in me (and it comes up often), I focus my mind on the sensations that are occurring in my body temple,,,because only here can I observe how I am immediately punished by permitting vain thought patterns to propagate in my mind.

Once I experience the effects of vanity, it dissipates, and I can allow people to have whatever experience they choose, without my interference.

What a blessing it is to know that everyone is exactly as they should be and that everything is transpiring in perfect order. This is true freedom.

Much appreciation!