“[worshipful practice] brings that relaxation which renews the mind; that illumination which inspires the soul; that courage which enables one bravely to face one’s problems; that self-understanding which obliterates debilitating fear; that consciousness of union with divinity which equips man with the assurance that enables him to dare to be Godlike. The relaxation of worship or spiritual communion… relieves tension, removes conflicts, and mightily augment the total resources of personality. [UB 160:10]
Teacher: “Why is it so hard for human beings to tap into the benefits of an attitude of worship? If you did not know its source, you could be led to believe that Worship is the name assigned to a very effective anti-depressant—surprisingly devoid of the many adverse side-effects routinely reported in your TV commercials. Isn’t it shocking to know that at least 17% of Americans are taking some kind of psychiatric drug—mostly antidepressants—while in the range of 8% are practicing meditation?
“Let us talk about Worship. It is undeniable that those who devote time to daily worship are drawing amazing personal benefits from such a quality time. Yet, it is hard for you to understand how to be at the receiving end of such a sublime frame of mind.
“First of all, the entry level of such a relaxed state takes place in your physical body. Indeed, it is necessary to release any accumulated muscular tensions in order to be able to fully shift your focus to the relaxation of your mind—the letting go of all mental preoccupations.
“Your mind acts as a powerful spotlight. Turn it away from worldliness in order for it to become enthralled by Divinity and Its amazing ripple effect. What do I mean by that?
“As a spiritual being, you thrive whenever your mind is flooded by the divine peace that passes all understanding and that rejuvenates you—body, mind, and soul—being the catalyst for a beautiful inner shift.
“Abandon yourself in worship and you will get to meet your higher self. Invite the Divine Energies to infuse all cells, fibers, and layers of your being and you will become ‘radiant’—as the light of Spirit will expand within you and upgrade your operating voltage.
“Dear ones, worship is foremost a state of mind. It does not have to be complicated. Easy does it, as trying too hard generates unwanted stress. Let go and let God! It is a simple as that. Why don’t you give it a try?”