People of faith around the world are turning to prayer during the Covid-19 pandemic. But why exactly do we pray? It turns out, prayer isn’t just about religion. And while the ways people pray vary widely, the basic human need to reach out to something outside of ourselves is universal.
Long before the book and movie Eat Pray Love came out and inspired many a woman to seek one's truth, artist Jill Joy found herself in an ashram delving deep into her unconscious.
"It was amazing. In that moment, it felt like I was not alone.”
“That moment was absolutely incredible. It was so emotional.”
It was my daughter's first day of Kindergarten and it was at a Catholic school. I was anticipating my daughter going through an adjustment, not only because it was Kindergarten but also because it was a religious-based school.
I love the idea of Thanksgiving -- a day to remind us to give thanks, and I wish it were celebrated right across the world. Our lives would be transformed if we got into the habit of giving thanks, not just on one day of the year, but every day.
On a deep and genuine level, people of the various faiths have to accept that God has given multiple ways in which people can serve, worship, and reunite with him. We have to start to honestly feel this way and not just recite it.