( New Disciple : ND , Master : M )
ND: Wow, it’s certainly been a disconcerting year, Master!
M : How so?
ND : Surely you are aware of the rampant extremities in weather patterns and the economic slowdown of many countries, right?
M : Yes, I am.
ND : The daily world news is most disturbing. I feel I can’t shoulder the weight of the problems. I really do want to help but I am lost.
M : And you opine that you are incapable of assisting?
ND : Well, for starters, I am no financial guru. Secondly, I don’t possess heavenly powers to mitigate the weather effects. I just feel like I am a failure … an insignificant statistic.
M : Hmmm… I respect your sincerity in wanting to help, dear one. And help, you can.
ND : I doubt so! As it is, I’m so disturbed by the prevalent chaos that I can’t even think straight.
M : Well, chaos is just a prompting for solutions. But, I understand your point. Have you tried meditating?
ND : Honestly, I don’t know how. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure what it is. Different people seem to describe it in a contrasting fashion.
M : Meditation, in its most basic term, means quieting of the mind. All of us have an incredible amount of thoughts running throughout the day. The objective is to quiet the seemingly endless inner chatter.
ND : Oh, I see. However, I still can’t comprehend how meditating would help me heal the world.
M : Our thoughts may seem intangible, but once created, their vibrations go out into our environment. This has been scientifically proven.
ND : Please elaborate, Master.
M : Our thought vibrations interact with other people all the time. As you know, professional psychics have been known to pick up very detailed information. Thus, there is a confluence of energy amongst us every second of the day. So, if you feel you can’t contribute physically to overcome problems of the world, you could at the very least, not compound them, by avoiding the creation of stressful thoughts.
ND : Aaah … So by quieting my mind via meditation, I don’t send out bad vibes to cause further ‘damage’?
M : Yes ….. when you are able to make peace with yourself, you will then make a peace offering to the world, one step at a time. And that … is an eternal truth of life.