It’s less about the words we write and more about the insights we arrive at
To me, writing, praying and meditating are opportunities to be self-aware. Where are our thoughts tending to go? What are we feeling? What is our context?
More importantly, these are opportunities to be aware of a Higher Power. For the non-religious, this could be a realization that we are part of something greater than ourselves. For the faithful, this could be God and how we characterize Him in the way that makes most sense to us.
And if God is the Primary Insight, then prayers are opportunities for inquiry. Oftentimes we are challenged to find answers and validate them ourselves; but sometimes, we can enjoy unexpected eureka moments. Maybe it’s like a parent doing his child a favor without the child knowing how things happened at all.
Thus, it’s less about the quantity of words we write but more about going through inquiry and articulation, again and again, until insights visit us.
Matthew 6:7-15. In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-059: FEBRUARY 28, 2023]