March 13

When God wants you to pray, then God creates some uncomfortable situation. God makes you run out of gas, or maybe something much worse. That’s why we say, “Adversities are blessings in disguise.” When we face situations like that, when we face a crisis, we think of God more. At other times we do think of God, but only superficially. It’s not really deep. Our prayer becomes sincere and deep only when we have some crisis to make us realize our limitations. “That’s all, I can’t do any more. Now I leave it to You. I trust You. Please do something.” In a way, life itself is a journey toward God. A pilgrimage, in a way. A real pilgrimage is when you go with nothing in the hand, totally depending on God.

Swami Satchidananda

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