A Spiritual Approach to Being Bold
For moments when a bit of originality, creativity, authenticity, or daring are needed, try this experiment. Try saying a genuine prayer–even if you’re a nonbeliever.
I don’t just mean a reflexive: Oh, God! Get me outta here!
I mean: Hello, God, could you join me in this endeavour? Here’s what I need….(then be as specific as possible)
If you’re a nonbeliever, you could substitute Higher Power or Best Self. Hello, Best Self, could you join me in this endeavor? (Note: Best Self is available at all times. Does not require weight loss to achieve.)
At the very least the meditative moment helps.
At best, the results are startlingly good.
Here’s one to try out, if you doubt that. Next time you’re about to enjoy an intimate moment with your partner, say a silent quarter-second prayer: Make me a more generous lover. The results could turn Bill Maher (Religulous) into a believer.