When you know this kind of oneness with Mystery -- or, this kind of oneness with yourself -- what would be the point of words? As Ram Dass says, "The more silent you become, the more you hear."
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When a person stands before God to communicate, she is taking stock of her capabilities, current level of spiritual consciousness and willingness to accept reality for what it truly is.
What is prayer? It isn't basically asking God for something. It's being with God. We don't need silence surrounding us. There is not an "ideal" place to pray.
My very thoughtful 20-something son asked me the other day, "Dad, how do you pray for somebody if you don't really believe in God?" I thought back to a phrase my dad used.
There are many misconceptions about the nature of religion and faith. Indeed, for many, prayer raises several serious concerns.
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