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How to Meditate and Pray the Smart Way

The real value of meditating comes from
manifestation of ideas and plans to reach your goals.

The real value of prayer is to assure yourself that you will get what you want through your actions.

Brandon Ramlal

Meditation

When meditating, go into a dim-lit isolated room, with a notebook
and a pen. Just start thinking (eyes closed) but try not to move around too much. Rather than trying to focus on your breathing or
clearing your mind of thoughts,

think about your goals and visualize yourself as already achieving them and what would come next.

Think about:

  1. What you want
  2. What you need
  3. How you can get better
  4. What you are doing now and if it is worth it 
  5. How you can make what you’re doing more efficient and more
    effective

Think about all the positive things in your life and how you can
multiply them,

then think about all the negative things in your life and how you can eliminate them.

Think about all the things you’d like to do that seem so impossible,

then break them down into doable steps.

I don’t know what your goals are, but you do. So, use this time to find ways to reach and surpass them.

Any ideas or thoughts you get worth remembering and acting upon will be written in your notebook for future reference.

You are using your meditation time to reach your desires. You’re not
simply sitting there doing nothing. Your greatest ideas will come
right before bed, and each time you meditate.

Go into it with a positive mind. Be thinking about your goals
beforehand so you aren’t in there going blank or thinking about
irrelevant things.

Soon, you will keep this notebook with you everywhere and your mind will be working constantly to provide fantastic ideas you will want to write down no matter where you are.

This is how you become productive 24/7.

When you aren’t working or getting better,

you are thinking up ways to improve and grow.

Prayer

Every time I have ever prayed, even as a small child, it was always in a positive mind asking for the same things and being thankful for what I currently have.

I’d ask each and every time for the happiness, success, and health for my family, friends and mainly, I.

This is no coincidence that I devote my life to being healthy, happy and successful. I’m living my calling.

If I ever find myself in a hole, I won’t use prayer as hope to get myself out the situation because to me, that would be asking God to feel sorry for me instead of feeling sorry for those much less fortunate than I. (Which there are many indeed)

However,

I will have 100 percent faithful belief that I’ll see my way out
of it.

I believe fate / faith to have nothing to do with God.  

To have faith is to have no fear nor worry and a clear view of what you want and how you’re going to get it.

People who benefit from prayer aren’t the ones who are stressing, sad and miserable begging God day in and day out for help;

it’s the ones who’s spirits are high even in time of tragedy because they know ‘God’ has a plan for them.

Rather, they should focus their prayer / meditation to find this
definite plan on their own which they can put into writing and
execute.

Don’t depend on God, believe in and depend on yourself.

Brandon Ramlal arm.
I was the one who put in the work for this arm. God had no part of it.

God and religion are simply ideas.

No one can give an absolute definition of how everything came to be. There couldn’t possibly ever have been nothing because nothing can be created from nothing, meaning there was always something.

This something however, is what no one can explain so they choose God.

I don’t follow a specific religion.

I was born Hindu but my family loves Jesus Christ as well.

I however, like to take ideas from multiple religions and do my own thing.

One thing I can’t bring myself to do is be vegetarian. I love meat too much. The only time I believe killing animals is okay is if you are
going to eat them afterwords.

I’ve genuinely lived my life positively.

I do the best I can and this is all I can do. To say we are all sinners and will go to hell if we don’t become a slave to our religion is dumb. If that be true, I’ll take hell over heaven.

(I can remember almost every time in my life since a grade schooler where I’ve wronged someone and maybe the reason is because I know I lost in those situations when I thought I was winning)

You don’t have to go to a place of worship to show your respect to
God. You can do so at home, or anywhere.

When I see these massive churches or hear about tithes or see broadcasts for raising money in the name of ‘God’ it all seems like B.S.
to me.

Everything is business.

Anyone who asks for your money is doing so to make a profit.

Even when it involves religion.

You hear stories of people who give away 10+ percent of their
income to God and
 benefit dramatically from it; but, that won’t mean you’ll benefit from it.

These people have been putting in the work and will continue to
put in work and aren’t going to quit.

Giving their money routinely helps keep them accountable, it allows them to form an unbreakable belief that they will prosper.

This belief however, can be had in forms other than tithing.

Again, I don’t know what your goals are, but you do. So, use your
prayers to assure yourself that you will reach them.

Don’t rely on God to provide them for you especially if you are not making any effort to reach them.

I don’t pray very often since I’m self-sufficient and rely on myself,
but I’m slowly transferring over into religious ideas and wanting to
talk to God.

My whole life I was told God provides for all, and I should ask him for
what ever I want and he will provide it. But, I just want to have a
conversation with him. Maybe-

“Hey God, good to talk to you again, so heres what I did today to bring me closer to my goals. Thanks for listening, I’ll let you know how it goes, bye now.”

Rather than beg like a bum on the streets, I’d converse with him like
he was my mentor and I, his diligent disciple.

Just because I don’t follow religion completely won’t make me a bad person, so long as I’m providing to the world.

If you have sinned, forgive yourself.

You don’t need anyone’s forgiveness.

Make sure you don’t make the same mistake. It’s the best you can do.
These days simply being a free man is a sin.

But remember, morals don’t matter. You do what you want
without bringing harm to others and this is all you can do.

If you want to live in fear of God’s wrath then so be it. May he smite
me and send me to the pits of hell.

In the mean time, I’ll be getting what I want out of this here life.

– Written by Brandon Ramlal