"Intelligent Design" is in the news - but is the concept really new?
Relating it to prayer and meditation, my opinion is we are using our intelligence when we design a prayer or sit in meditation asking for the greatest good to occur.
After all, our wish of the moment may seem important, but how much more we gain by intelligently asking for the greater - which I see as long lasting - good to occur.
Allowing events to move ahead in an intelligent design comes first from inspiration within to hold tight to attitudes of kindness and helpfulness - qualities that bring forth harmonious thoughts reaping harmonious results.
Looking at the natural world with an eye for the underlying harmony of atom upon atom, compounding into molecules and systems that work together for the functioning of the simplest to most complex life forms, we see "Intelligent Design" at work as cooperation.
Let us align with "Intelligent Design" in prayers and meditations by holding onto thoughts that most benefit our world, and therefore ourselves in the long run.
Prayer and Affirmation
"May I align with "Intelligent Design"
That my attitudes and thoughts
Produce harmonious, positive results."
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Article and photo credit of rising moon on the winter solstice by Susan Helene Kramer
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