How to talk to God


I am reading Mindfulness by Joseph Goldstein. The book’s source is the Buddha’s discourse on “the four ways of establishing mindfulness.” While trying to stress the importance of bare attention, Joseph gave the following anecdote.

An interviewer once asked Mother Teresa what she says to God when she prays. “I don’t say anything,” she replied. “I just listen.” Then the interviewer asked her what God says to her. “He doesn’t say anything,” said Mother Teresa. “He just listens.”

Excerpt from the book

She has put it so beautifully – prayer is ‘Silence,’ nothing more, and nothing less.